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. Arrange to visit Canyon de Chelly National Monument and other attractions in Chinle using our Chinle trip builder website.
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  • The first time my wife and I visited Canyon de Chelly National Monument, we drove our car around the canyon and viewed the canyon from the north and south rims. Ancient ruins and geologic structures.....  more
    The first time my wife and I visited Canyon de Chelly National Monument, we drove our car around the canyon and viewed the canyon from the north and south rims. Ancient ruins and geologic structures.....  more »
  • We booked a morning tour of the canyon (4 hours) through Thunderbird Lodge (where we stayed one night). This half day tour doesn't include the entire lenght of the Canyon but is very interesting and.....  more
    We booked a morning tour of the canyon (4 hours) through Thunderbird Lodge (where we stayed one night). This half day tour doesn't include the entire lenght of the Canyon but is very interesting and.....  more »
  • Out of the way……should do. We are in our golden years and have always passed it up due to it being out of the way. We attended a family reunion in Flagstaff and decided to go. Very very interesting.....  more
    Out of the way……should do. We are in our golden years and have always passed it up due to it being out of the way. We attended a family reunion in Flagstaff and decided to go. Very very interesting.....  more »
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  • Nice views of a beautiful green floor that’s well kept with 700 foot sheer walls. Navajo live along the rim and in the bottoms. I only saw the south rim views. No ruins or dwellings were available All roads are paved but watch out for hogs and horses. They were out late Best pics I have are of the storms miles away with their lightning strikes
  • What a wondrous country we live in to be able to visit gorgeous places like this. Well worth the drive, which in itself was beautiful. Weather was fantastic, for me anyway, thunderstorms and lightning. A great day. A beautiful monument.
  • Another National Park that is undescribable in its beauty. I took the South Rim drive and went back to Spider Rock and worked my way back. Plan at least 1-2 hours and you won't be disappointed with the history and the beauty! Be prepared though with locals vending their wares. I obliged and bought a couple things!
  • Beautiful scenery! The White House pull off and trail were closed due to snow I guess. There was a nice cover of fresh snow on the ground making the canyon a winter wonderland!
  • Beautiful canyon. On the reservation and masks were still required inside the visitor center and bathrooms. Take binoculars!! overlook areas some had vendors selling jewelry but they were not pushy. Recommend on the south rim drive, go all the way to the spider Rock overlook first. Then go back. That way you are turning right instead of left at each area. You can book tours of the canyon floor but COVID -19 restrictions have made them limited. Call ahead if you want to do one. We stayed at the Thunderbird lodge. A little older building but has been well maintained. Was clean and comfortable. We spent about 4 hours doing both rim drives.

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