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White House Ruins Trail

Chinle, AZ
+1 928-674-5500
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Spectacular views from the outlook and great hike to White house ruins about a 2hr trek worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
El Cajon, California
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Caves, ruins! Of all the ruins, this one was our favorite! Went back for a second look the next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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A self-guided 2.5-mile hiking trail in Canyon de Chelly.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (19 reviews)
“canyon floor” (23 reviews)
Chinle, AZ
+1 928-674-5500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacular views from the outlook and great hike to White house ruins about a 2hr trek worth the stop its the only location that you can go into the canyon with out a Navajo guide

Thank Bradnvicki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caves, ruins! Of all the ruins, this one was our favorite! Went back for a second look the next morning!

Thank deblan5
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a good hike on this trail. Fun going down but a bit tougher coming back up. It was very hot and we went at noon...not too smart. Beautiful views and the ruins are cool to see.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Bring a water bag, sunscreen, hat/cap, knee/ankle brace, walking sticks, and your phone to take pictures. Path is steep but views breath taking. Restroom at bottom of canyon near White house, if your lucky water will run in creek. Artist at base selling water color/...More

2  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

When to this canon Trail today. Just beautiful. Extremely well kept trails snd park. A must do if in the area. You won't be disappointed

Thank franprebish
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went with 3 children 12-17. They liked the trail because going down meant you got a completely different perpective. The trail is well marked. Remember water - nowhere to buy unless you drive back to Chinle.

1  Thank OleL
Reviewed 23 July 2017

On many trips hiking the White House Ruin trail was a must do--but if you don't have much time--and as you get older--it's more difficult to do. 1,046 foot trail. "White House Ruin Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located...More

2  Thank ZinnHouston
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was a very fun trail that is highly recommended. People of all ages are capable of completing it. We did the trail early in the morning and although it was in June we weren't too hot. Be sure to look up the history of...More

2  Thank CharPHouston
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Although the canyon is ~800 ft deep here, the trail is doable. It switches back and forth and is wide enough that people ride their horses, judging from the, er, remains. This is one of the main ways the locals get to and from their...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I love hiking so we knew we wanted to do this hike at Canyon de Chelly while we were there. It is the only hike open to the public without having a guide. The red rock cliffs were full of color and...More

3  Thank Marilyn P
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28 September 2016|
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Response from tgrier | Reviewed this property |
I completely agree with bsa819's comment. On your first day, you could do the White House Ruins hike in the morning. The sun from the southeast will provide nice warm light on the ruins. They are still beautiful in the... More
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14 April 2016|
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Response from Lil'Devil F | Reviewed this property |
there is limited walking, remember you are in native American reservation lands, but if you want to walk go to the end of the white ruins, is a nice hike down and you will feel the burn when you get to go back up! is worth... More
26 July 2015|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
It can be as high as 1,000 ft. but not where you go down. It is well worth the trip and this coming from a double hip replacement person ( April & September of 2009 ).