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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, AZ 86503
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A wonderful experience

Just a truly amazing place to visit we hope the traditional way of life theNavajo people lead down... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dick C
Battle, United Kingdom
Don't miss Spider Rock!

Canyon de Chelly is special as this is not only a nature treasure, but also cultural due to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ursula K
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“south rim” (192 reviews)
“navajo guide” (122 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chinle, AZ 86503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a truly amazing place to visit we hope the traditional way of life theNavajo people lead down in the Canyon continues. We went on an evening tour of the Canyon as it's a bit cooler and great light as the sun is going down

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Canyon de Chelly is special as this is not only a nature treasure, but also cultural due to the long time occupation of the canyon by native americans, who still live there. We have done both the south and north drive. But the south side...More

Thank Ursula K
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are two routes throughout the location, the North and the South. Each one can be driven 1/2 hour down and 1/2 hour up. The time you take depends on getting out of the car and spending time viewing and taking pictures. There are not...More

Thank nJOYing_Lif
Reviewed 6 days ago

I expected the geology, cliffs, and some ancient sites. I was awed by the beauty of the canyon itself, the holistic canyon--the rocks, flowing water, plants, and human influences. There were many more pictographs than I'd ever seen in one area. The ruins were of...More

Thank FriendlyVisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time do a valley floor tour first. See the valley up close and hear the history. Next drive the rim drives and look down at the places you'd been on the floor. The views from the rim are breath taking. See...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this. We've been to many wonderful geological sites in Arizona, Colorado and Utah. This is particularly peaceful and beautiful and hardly anyone was in the Canyon when we took a three hour tour guided by Navajo Guide Bobby Vanwinkle, Sr., an authorized guide...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had previously done a jeep tour through the canyon with a guide but decided to drive the rims this time, although we wondered if we would regret it after the great experience of going through the canyon with a guide. We certainly were not disappointed...More

Thank airport63london
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super interesting and along a beautiful river. You can look down from the rim to see some of the ruins, but won't see them up close or the best ones unless you take a tour -- do it, you won't regret it.

Thank Sarah R R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a major detour to come here. We did the south rim drive late afternoon. The, for us, best view point was undoubtedly the last one (spider rock). Although we did not do the walk to the bottom starting for one of the viewpoints...More

Thank AniSan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no charge to get into this National Park. Stopped by the Visitor Center, spoke to the Rangers and got a map. With limited time, we chose to drive to the first outlook on the North Rim Drive to Antelope House Overlook. It was...More

Thank ebenezermoon
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Can you please let us know how to reach Adam? Thanks!
1 May 2017|
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Response from Dee P | Reviewed this property |
Canyon De Chelly Tours | Navajo Guided Tour in Arizona We had the best experience with Francine who works with Leon Skyhorse there in Chinle. We have had other tour guides from other companies and this was the best... More
We will be visiting Canyon de Chelly on April 30. Are both the north and south rim roads drivable in a regular sedan? Should we also hire a Navajo guide for a tour on the Canyon floor? Thanks in advance for your help!
18 April 2017|
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Response from Ammochief | Reviewed this property |
The rim roads are very driveable. You have to have a guide to tour the canyon floor. The only public access to the canyon is the White House Trail
I keep hearing about the terrible/very rough roads either in or on the way to the area....but I don't see a word about it in the reviews. What's the scoop? I will be in a PU truck pulling a 17' small trailer.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Dee P | Reviewed this property |
As for the roads, we have had no trouble getting into Chinle, or out. That being said, the roads and trails INSIDE the Canyon are very rough, not improved, BUT you cannot go in there on your own, you MUST have a Navajo... More