Peekaboo Canyon and COVID-19 Update

We are open and on the road leading travelers to the amazing wonders of the desert southwest, and nothing could make us happier. Some things have changed while we have been gone, read more below.

Antelope Canyon

The Navajo Nation has ordered that all tribal parks, including Antelope Canyon, be closed since March 14th. They have not set a reopening date and have announced Antelope Canyon will be closed until at least Jan 1st, 2021.

For all our tours scheduled to go to Antelope Canyon while they are closed, we will instead go to Peekaboo Canyon in Utah. There are many Peekaboo Canyons in the region, the one we will tour is near Kanab and is also known as Red Canyon. It is very similar to Antelope Canyon, with the same red walls and curve of the slot canyon. This is by far the best alternative to Antelope Canyon, many people who have visited both like their tour to Peekaboo more than Antelope.

My son exploring Peek-a-boo Canyon

Why did I choose Peek-a-boo as our alternative to Antelope Canyon? Not only is the scenery as close as you are going to get, but the experience is better.

There will be very few other people in the canyon with you. When I visited in October, I only saw 20 other people during our 90-minute tour. For reference, Lower Antelope Canyon can push through around 400 people per hour. This solitude in the canyon is peaceful and enjoyable, it also lets you spend lots of time setting up the perfect photo.

Solitude at Peek-a-boo Canyon

You can bring tripods, selfie sticks, video equipment, and Gopros into Peekaboo Canyon. You can also shoot video inside the canyon. They forbid these things at Antelope Canyon.

So far our guests have loved their tours to Peek-a-boo Canyon.

Everything else on our Antelope Canyon Tour from Las Vegas remains the same. You will get to see Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, enjoy hotel pickup and drop off, and spend the day with our highly rated guides. Click here to see some Instagram posts from a recent tour to Peek-a-boo Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is closed for tour operators. They have not set a date to reopen to tour operators, we will keep this post updated with any news.

Because of Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon being closed, we will not be running our 2 Day Grand Canyon Antelope Canyon Tour until the Grand Canyon allows us to return.

Grand Canyon West Rim is not park of the Grand Canyon National Park, and it is open. We have a great day tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Hoover Dam. See below for info about the Hoover Dam.

COVID-19

Safety has always been our number one priority. The most important part of our jobs as tour guides is getting you from place to place in a safe and comfortable manner. Our caution behind the wheel hasn’t changed. Here is what has:

  • We will allow a maximum of 9 people on public tours. Day tours to Peekaboo canyon will have 7 guests or less
  • You will never have people in your row who are not in your party.
  • Following Nevada state guidelines, we require face coverings while in the tour van.
  • We clean, disinfect, and air out our vans during and after every tour.
  • We closely monitor tour Guides temperature and health. All tours have a backup tour guide that can step in if a tour guide is feeling ill.
  • We stock vans with hand sanitizer, tour guides disinfect high touch surfaces throughout the tour,

Private Tours

To get the ultimate socially distanced experience with our standard 5-star service, contact us about a private tour. Any of our open tours are also available as a private tour. We can also customize an experience for you. Day trips, overnight, adventure or sightseeing, the choice is up to you.

Some great ideas for a private tour:

Zion National Park Walking Tour With Sunset

I recently spent a lot of time exploring Zion with my family, it gave me a newfound respect for the 3rd most popular park in the United States. We would love to help you explore this amazing park with some short hikes on a day tour from Las Vegas, culminating in sunset over this amazing park.

Sunset on the Pa’rus Trail at Zion during our scouting trip, Oct. 2020

Zion, Bryce, Peekaboo, and Horseshoe Bend Overnight Tour

Combine the two best National Parks in Utah on the first day and visit Peekaboo Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on the second day. This would be my number one recommendation for an overnight tour from Las Vegas.

Let us show you our favorite photo spots at Zion National Park

Please reach out to us with any questions about Peekaboo Canyon, COVID-19, or private tours.

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Matthew Meier
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