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Coal Mine Canyon

Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
+1 928-679-2303
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hard to find but worth the look. like a miniature bryce canyon

We drove by the entrance , a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, several times till we finally... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Kashasmom
,
Manalapan, New Jersey
well worth the detour!

We found this gem which was absolutely beautiful. We took the road just past 337 landmark (if... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Mona L
,
Palm Springs, California
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LOCATION
Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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+1 928-679-2303
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"different colors"
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We drove by the entrance , a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, several times till we finally realized that it was the way in to the coal canyon. worth the crazy ride . was like a miniature bryce canyon.

1  Thank Kashasmom
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We found this gem which was absolutely beautiful. We took the road just past 337 landmark (if coming from Tuba City). It followed the fence for about half mile to the canyon. There are actually 2 or 3 trails which will lead you there. While...More

1  Thank Mona L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Finding this gem was not easy. It isn't marked, and even following GOS, we weren't sure we had the right road, as it was a narrow Sandy road. We drove it for a few miles before we started seeing parts of the canyon. This gem...More

Thank Vickie D
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Coalmine Canyon is in Navajo territory; but the access to the overlook is on public lands. Do not try to go down into the canyon. The best moment to see it is at sunset: fantastic colors !

1  Thank akhenaton2
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Remote fascinating Canyon. Road is not for the faint of heart or standard au5omobiles. Drive with care and you will not have a problem. The silence and being semi alone after visiting the Grand Canyon was the true reward when we visited the Canyon.

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Coalmine canyon is a rewarding and unusual scenic site and well worth a side trip into the heart of Native America. Make it an adventure, because -- you really have no choice. There are no services in the vicinity, and you'll be driving short distances...More

1  Thank Further_to_Fly
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We felt like we were discovering a secret place when we turned off the highway, drove along a dirt track through the scrub for about a quarter of a mile and the canyon suddenly appeared.

1  Thank mtdesign
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We really enjoyed Coal Mine Canyon. The compactness and intimacy of the canyon are wonderful as are the magnificent colors and shapes of the the rocks and hoodoos. During our stay in Tuba City, about 15 minutes away, we visited this location three times. Two...More

5  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Coal Mine Canyon is truly a hidden gem. However, the road to the Canyon is, in my opinion, only for AWD Vehicles

Thank Sibylle B
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We've been by the Coal Mine Canyon sign many times over the years and never turned off, most because we had tour buses full of Europeans and didn't know what the road was like. We have a new AWD suv, so this time we decided...More

1  Thank WalkSoftlyTours
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Caga3124
7 May 2018|
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Response from Kashasmom | Reviewed this property |
We were in a rental car too. The road is dusty but very driveable. There were two bulls I think??? that were grazing near the parking area so we didn’t get out till we got to the parking lot . No handrails on the trail so if... More
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jitender s
1 May 2018|
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Response from Further_to_Fly | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to drive to the main overlooks in dry weather with no problem. You can't see the overlooks from the paved highway, so here are some hints. First, coming from Tuba City, see a windmill on the left, 1/2 mile... More
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jean7eisenhower
15 April 2017|
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Response from cheribree2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not real good for trailers. No place to set one up. Definitely 4x4 road with washes to cross. Very narrow roads.
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