Tsé Bighánílíní

“The Place where water runs through rocks”

Operated exclusively by local Navajo people, Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours offers a truly authentic guided tour experience inside one of the most photographed canyons in the world.

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How the canyon was formed

Formed over hundreds of years of water running through sandstone, Antelope Canyon is both a sacred site for the Navajo and a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world. Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation, and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, it has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. The canyon’s entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing.

History & culture

To Navajo people, entering Antelope Canyon is like entering a cathedral. They pause before entering to be in the right frame of mind and as a sign of respect. This also allows them to leave feeling uplifted by what Mother Nature has to offer, and to be in harmony with something greater than themselves. It was, and is, a spiritual experience. The Canyon is blessed every four years and the Navajo people give thanks to the elements that created it and continue to shape it with the passing of time.

World famous photographer and tourist destination

Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.

The Begay family

Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours operates on land owned by the Begay family, longstanding members of the Navajo Nation and community. As a part of this family, Dalvin Etsitty has been providing tours of this sacred Navajo site for over 20 years, allowing people from all over the world to visit and enjoy its beauty. Dalvin enjoys meeting people from different cultures and walks of life and introducing them to the Navajo way of life.