10:30am (peak hour)- This is the prime sunbeam tour. The colors are fairly uniform throughout the canyon and visibility is good. If some of the colors are not as brilliant, be assured that at their worst, they are spectacular. We linger at the sunbeams which pour down like heavenly messages. We will have little chance to be alone in the canyon on this tour, nor will we be able to hear the quite that some of the other tour-times provide, but this is a visual extravaganza. Sunbeam comes in from April 1 - Sept 30.
1:00pm (peak hour)- The colors are very similar to the late morning tour, but the north end is slowly becoming the brightest, most colorful end. Some of the people are beginning to thin out, which allows you a more personal experience. A marvelous blend of color, shape and majesty will strike you on this tour!
3:00pm and 5:00pm- The richness of color in the afternoon rivals the morning. Calming and still, the canyon becomes clear of other adventures. There is a good chance that you will have parts of the canyon all to yourself. It is a time to pause for reflection in a spiritual wonderland, let the quiet and color soak into your bone marrow, and take a bit of the canyon into your heart.
Please Note: (permit fees) If you are taking the Upper and Lower Tours in the same day, you only pay the Navajo Permit fee once. Just show your receipt at the Lower Antelope tour booth and the fee will be waived.
Recommended Items to Bring: Bottled Water, Comfortable Shoes, Smiling Faces!
Photo Tips: For best results use low film speeds and turn off camera flash * If using a handheld camera, use fast film speed * When taking a picture in the canyon turn off the camera flash.
Don't Forget: Extra Film * Extra Batteries * Other Camera Lenses * Cable Release.
Special Rules: No Tripods, Monopods, Selfie-Sticks or Backpacks are allowed on this tour. No Exceptions.
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