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Canyon del Muerto, Chinle

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  • We were blown away by the number and quality of the ruins ("houses") in the cliffs, and the variety of the pictographs and petroglyphs in the canyon. Howard, our native guide (Speaking Rock Tours), wa...  more »
  • It's a bit of a scramble to get to the view point, but well worth the effort to see remaining ruins showing habitation and fortification. Good visibility from the viewpoint, enhanced by a good camera....  more »
  • The canyon del Muerto is located on the branch is left of the site, it is less known that Beautiful Valley or canyon of Chelly, branch of the Y to the right, which is open for tourist visits. It has two historic sites that one sees from the road that runs along the canyon, Mummy Cave, which is the cave where we found mummies in an old site, bring a good pair of binoculars, or have a good zoom, then Massacre cellar where, in 1805, a Spanish expedition killed 115 Navajos, children, women and old people were gathered on a rocky platform. Read the book "Indian Trail" Jean Pierre Besse, who made visiting so many times to the Navajos, and that tells the story of Canyon de Chelly. The Navajos are very hospitable, but he must talk to them.
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