Take SR-9 to Zion’s east entrance. Red Canyon or Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon as locals call it.
Do you have to take a guided tour of Antelope Canyon?
No, the Antelope Canyon is protected by the Navajo Parks and Recreation and only authorized tour companies can take visitors to the canyon. Safety and preventing vandalism are the main reasons why everyone needs a guided tour; the canyon became unavailable to the public in 1997.