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White House Ruins Trail

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Address: Chinle, AZ
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A self-guided 2.5-mile hiking trail in Canyon de Chelly.

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Moderate Hike

700 to 800 elevation hike. Down in the canyon on the trail that is well maintained. Bring plenty of water. Service pet allowed only. There is wildlife & stray dogs. Passing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

700 to 800 elevation hike. Down in the canyon on the trail that is well maintained. Bring plenty of water. Service pet allowed only. There is wildlife & stray dogs. Passing private properties on the trail.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the sun will always be in the Southern skies the South road at Canyon De Chelly, is far better than the North road. We, wife and myself, are seniors and we no longer hike to the bottom of canyons. Sure, we'll walk down a little distance to get a better view but not into steep climbs back up. The... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Canyon de Chelly National Monument and hiked the White House Ruins Trail. The trail is accessed at the White House Overlook which is found in the South Rim drive portion of the park. There is a large parking lot and restroom facilities at the overlook. We started around 9 am on an October weekday and the weather... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place. The walk was a bit difficult but was well worth it. I would really recommend a late in the day walk to allow the shade to cover the trail. Or early AM. Great views and beautiful rock formations.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you visit Canyon de Chelley and want to get off the rim and into the beautiful canyon, you have two options: a guided tour with a Dine guide or this trail. The hike is gentle if you're in reasonable shape and acclimated to higher elevations. There are steps and switchbacks and even a couple of tunnels. Once on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am not in the best of shape at 65 but did fine on this trail. Someone put a lot of work in to it with stairs, erosion control and more. It is a 600 foot descent and worth arriving at the ruins on foot. It wasn't that bad coming back up. There are a lot of stairs so just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You will see more walking ("Hiking" is a better word) the trail than just looking over the edge from the road. I only recommend the walk if you are in good shape and carry plenty of water and are used to the altitude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful and the only hike you can do solo into the canyon... Steep down and steep up. The canyon itself is majestic and peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a beautiful, easy walk with plenty of rest stops along the way if you're hot or tired. We went early in the morning on a mild, but clear September morning. I'd offer a warning for a hot day...Maybe try a horse or guided tour by jeep or bus if too hot. Well worth the effort any way you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Once again no information about the site, vandals have stolen or broken once once looked like information stands off of the retaining walls so no history of what your looking at.

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