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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, AZ 86503
928-674-5500
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues, Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Driving, Four-wheeling, Horseback riding
Traveler Description: The beautiful red rock canyons can be viewed from numerous overlooks along two rim drives.  The North Rim features 3 overlooks and the South Rim... more »
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Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The canyon was just spectacular. We took a 4x4 tour of the canyon and it was just so interesting to hear factual stories of the canyon from our wonderful Navajo guided. Canyon de Chelly is beautiful and a must for those that appreciate, like us from the UK, the wonderful parks and monuments that the US has to offer.

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We like every thing the monument is awesome we had a 4hour tour and should have had the day We opted to visit a weaver who lived in the canyon spun her own wool from her sheep fascinating

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a really beautiful canyon. It seems Arizona has them all. We drove around at our own pace on the paved road and did not take a tour. The red rock is breathtaking and reminds you of the color of Sedona and Monument Valley. Loved it. Wanted to come home to St. Louis and paint all of our cement... More

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Rochester, NY
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Thanks to our host and his amazing map in Blanding we slightly altered our route to come down through Tsaile along rt 64, the north rim of Canyon de Chelly en route to Chinle. There are several spectacular overlooks along the way, mostly paved pathways, some stone. At some of the overlooks Navajo Indians have set up their crafts and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If we'd seen this Canyon first I imagine we would have been in awe. However, after a tour of Monument Valley the day before, it seemed a little less impressive with respect to the scenery. Having said that, if your main interest is petroglyphs, cliff dwellings and history then this is impressive. The rim drive information boards need replacing as... More

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The romance of Canyon de Chelly are certainly worth while but the walk down and up from the bottom of the canyon is the only way to capture the way of life as it existed a thousand years ago. The trip downward revels in scenic wonder as shapes change mysteriously above and below the walker down to the bottom. One... More

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There are so many stunning vistas in this part of the world, and this is one of them, but fewer with such a moving history and fewer still so unspoiled by the usual touristy additions. We barely bumped into anyone else, and as a result, could really feel and understand how special this area is to the Native Americans.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Use Twin Trails Tours. They are great! Friendly staff, very courteous, knowledgeable about the area, and extremely accommodating and pleasant. The rates were well worth the experience and novelty of viewing a canyon from inside, rather than just the rim views!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went into the Canyon on a jeep tour with a Navajo guide from the Arizona Canyon Tours named Tooie Yazzie. He grew up in the canyon and obviously loves it and knows it well. We did a three hour tour, which was just enough of rough four wheel drive touring. We were able to stop at the White House... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Canyon de Chelly is one of the best preserved locations of the ancient Anasazi civilization. The many cliff dwellings scattered through this large monument in the middle of the Navajo reservation make it a MUST-SEE. We had a guide, Ben Teller, who was born inside the canyon and lived there for many of his 76 years of life. We were... More

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