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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of the most-visited national monuments in the United States. Its rough walls were carved from water running off the Chuska mountains. Here you can view the canyons that resulted from these waters, home to the ancient Anasazi whose pueblo homes are protected from the sun within the deep crevices. Spider Rock, a spire that pierces the sky with 229 m (750 ft) of rock, draws many outdoor enthusiasts. You can hike the White House Ruin Trail along the canyon floor without a guide. The Navajo tribe owns the land; an authorized Navajo guide can lead you on other trails. Ask about guided tours with a local park ranger. Using our custom trip planner, Chinle attractions like Canyon de Chelly National Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 botto...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • I was very excited for my opportunity to take a tour of this fascinating and all around awe inspiring place. In a sense it is a dream come true and a spiritual experience being and visiting the canyon after reading and researching about the mysterious inhabitants. We took a tour with a native Navajo guide, Harris, who gave us a very detailed and informational tour around the canyon. He was very knowledgeable in all subjects, down to the names of each native plant and the source of the colorful bands that paint the canyon walls. Even though we only took a three hour tour I was very satisfied with the views and awesome environment we were in. I highly recommend going as it equals and at times surpasses the grand canyon and is Southwestern America's greatest gem.
  • Spectacular! This place is stunningly beautiful. We drove the south rim road, stopping at each of the lookouts. We met a native Navajo man who grew up and still lives in the canyon, and makes lovely paintings on pieces of sandstone he finds around the canyon. Next time we're going to take a horseback tour of the canyon floor. Can't wait!!
  • A beautiful place with breathtaking views. A few words of warning. First it is really spread out and you will need to drive a lot to see everything. Second the paths are definitely not wheelchair accessible and in fact should not be recommended for people with weak knees like me. Third the paths are not terribly well marked. Keep a good Lookout or you might get lost.
  • Wow! Arizona has secrets and this is one of them! Seriously l think this is nicer than the Grand Canyon (sorry!). It's easy to get around within 3 hours and the vantage points have been well chosen. Well worth a visit.
  • Shady people. There was a weird old guy purposely falling on a BMX bike face first. He kept circling around our car and scoping out the parking lot. We couldn't hike b this guy was being extremely weird and as soon as we left he knew he could break into the car. Won't go back to this place. Waste of time.