Navajo Nation reopens, tour companies remain closed

As more businesses reopen across the Navajo Nation, Michelle Monroe is wondering when her family’s business will finally get the green light.

Monroe’s family operates Ken’s Tours, a tour guide company near Page that takes tourists into Lower Antelope Canyon on the western part of the Navajo Nation.

“We haven’t been given a date to reopen yet, but we are hopeful and optimistic that it’s going to be pretty soon,” she said. “We want to open, we’re ready to open.”

Monroe is CEO of Western Circle Group, a company owned and operated by her parents, Kenneth and Emily Young. The company houses several businesses including Ken’s Tours, Young Estates, Rimview Terrace, Fitness Odyssey, KEY Ranch, Bitahni Boutique and Rodeo 98.