About Ken's Tours

The Full Story of Ken's Tours

Kenneth and Emily Young started taking tours in 1992. At the time, Kenneth and his siblings took turns daily to take tours down into Lower Antelope Canyon. In 1994, Kenneth and Emily established Ken’s Tours LLC.

August of 1997, 11 people tragically perished during a flash flood at Lower Antelope. Kenneth’s brother and wife were taking tours that fateful day. Navajo Nation closed down the area to visitors for a year. Due to national coverage of the accident, Lower Antelope became a site of interest, and people started to trespass into the canyon. This led to vandalism and desecration of the area- people built campfires inside, which caused smoke stains on canyon walls, trash left behind, graffiti etched into canyon walls, and worse.

Navajo Nation then visited Kenneth and Emily directly to ask them to open up tours again so they could watch over and preserve Lower Antelope Canyon. Kenneth had one condition- he would do so if they allowed him to build metal stairwells bolted into the canyon walls throughout the canyon to allow for an exit and quicker, safer passage throughout. Navajo Nation gave Kenneth the permission to build the stairwells.

Kenneth, his son Kenny Young, and son-in-law Lloyd Pahi built the original stairwells, and shortly after, they were allowed as a sole operator for Lower Antelope and re-opened their business as Ken’s Tours. Since then, one other operator was allowed to open their business at Lower Antelope, Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, operated by Kenneth’s sister, Dixie Ellis.

Together, they work closely to ensure the canyon and area are protected and preserved while allowing safe and informative tours on Lower Antelope Canyon’s importance and cultural significance to the Navajo Nation. 

Over the years, Lower Antelope Canyon has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world because views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. 

Learn more about visiting is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches” in the Navajo language.

This incredible canyon has been created over millions of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes that we observe today.

KEN'S TOURS Where The Journey Begins

Our Mission

“Our Mission is to protect, preserve and manage tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for the perpetual enjoyment and benefit of the Navajo Nation – the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude.”


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General Tour

Take a guided tour through Lower Antelope Canyon. Learn about the geology, history, and culture of the Navajo people who live near the canyon.

Deluxe Tour

Enjoy a guided tour learning about the geology, history of Lower Antelope Canyon, and hear about the culture of local Navajo people.

Combination Package

Choose from the half-day, full-day, or 2-day bundle. A Half day could include a guided walking tour through Lower Antelope Canyon operated by Ken's Tours.

Tourist Experience

Karolina S
Karolina S
Great your guide and amazing canyon Antelope Canyon is a must!!! Spectacular views. I took 200 photos 😂 We selected prime time and that was great idea. Sun was falling into the canyon and we took great photos. We had amazing tour guide (Dillan) who helped us with phone settings, so that our photos are brilliant. He was really engaged and told us lots of interesting stories. Best tour guide ever!
Raidel M
Raidel M
Antelope Canyon a must see Lower Antelope Cayon is a must see when in this area or making a day trip from Sedona. Ken’s tours were awesome especially our tour guide Lamar( which you can ask for when checking in ) he was what made our trip so much better, every so often we would stop and take pictures. This canyon is magical in so many ways. A definite recommend.
Mara S
Mara S
Lower antelope trip Vans T is the best tour guide, took are best panoramic pics, memories of a life time, we all have fun, thanks for touring us
So beautiful We had a wonderful time. Our guide was informative and friendly and she showed us how to take great photos. Highly recommend .
Gorgeous sandstone canyon tour Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tour was awesome! We really enjoyed Lennox, our guide, who was knowledgeable, fun and friendly, had great camera skills and was very quick to point out the best locations and angles and camera functions to enhance our photos. We also had a lovely flute performance -with great slot canyon acoustics! Definitely a grand slam of a tour.
himadri sekhar m
himadri sekhar m
Please avoid the guide Justin We took the lower antelope canyon tour on Jan 14. Our guide was Justin and he was very rude with us for no fault of us. He told us he would throw us out of the tour because we were delaying while the truth which he knew very well was that there were people ahead of us were taking photos and that led to the delay. I would never recommend this tour guide tour agency to anyone.
Matthias C
Matthias C
Great Grand Canyon Tour!!! Amazing tour that I would 100% recommend if you get the chance. Ask for Justin Bartz if you can. He was an amazing tour guide that truly went over and beyond to give us the best experience possible! Really appreciate what he did for us and the way that he organized the tour. Had a lot of fun and made memories that I won’t ever forget!
Sheila V
Sheila V
Magnificent canyon!! Our guide took many of family pics- all pics came out great! The lower antaloupe canyon is really magnificent and gorgeous! Thank you for allowing us make family memories there!
Thanh H
Thanh H
Deluxe tour 👍🏻 Jessica, our tour guide was awesome! She was very sweet, informative, and great at taking pictures of the lower antelope. Definitely recommend the Deluxe tour to anyone!
Lower Antelope Canyon Tour Antelope Canyon has been on my list for quite awhile and it didn’t disappoint. We booked the 9:00 time slot (the 11 was sold out). We actually enjoyed being the first tour of the day. Our guide was Keanu and he was great. Helped with the setting on our iPhones before we entered the canyon and we got incredible pictures. Not to mention he took some for us too! An added plus was he played his Native American flute which sounded beautiful. He was kind enough to play it again when our tour was done so we could tape it (no taping allowed in the canyon) and compare how the tone of the instrument changed outside the canyon.

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