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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Driving, Four-wheeling, Horseback riding
Description: Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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The canyon landscape is breathtaking from the rim overlooks. However, a jeep tour along the canyon floor is a must to get the full experience. We booked a 3 hr tour at the last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The canyon landscape is breathtaking from the rim overlooks. However, a jeep tour along the canyon floor is a must to get the full experience. We booked a 3 hr tour at the last minute from Changing Woman jeep tours and Victoria, the owner, was our driver/guide. Victoria is Navajo and has lived in the canyon area most of her... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed stopping at all the overlooks along the rim of the canyon, and viewing down into the canyon(s). Many times I was able to walk out onto the natural rock that exists along the top edges of the canyons, walk close to the edge and look far down. A memorable thrill. (watch your children closely though, you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the evening and the for service Ranger was less helpful than the staff at the gift shop. this lady was very helpful and told us to do the South Rim tour for best photos this was wonderful advice. at the White House ruins overlook serveral Native American individuals who were highly intoxicated were cursing loudly and... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Too many vendors in parking lots and overlooks. Upon returning to see a sunset. There were three men who we saw earlier vending, and now were adjacent to the few cars wearing black hoodies, with the hoods up, and dark sunglasses. We were not in the mood to worry or be intimidated and thus left an otherwise pretty place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is an important historical site for anyone interested in the history and culture of Native Americans, particularly the Navajo. While not as grandiose as Grand Canyon, the views are spectacular and include notable geologic features as well as cliff dwellings. Some Navajo families still reside and farm in the canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We both LOVED our time spent here. There is so, so much history to be learned here and the canyon is just spectacular. This place should not be missed if your in Arizona.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My friend has always raved about this Canyon and now I know why. We had a guide who said he had not guided for a year. He had a folder of notebook paper to read us at the sites. After the first, he put away his papers and started talking to us. He grew up in the canyon and told... More 

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Deposit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Canyon de Chelly is a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing place to experience American history. Take a tour (the longer the better), do the rim drives, and walk the White House Ruins trail. I understand that this will take a couple of days, but in my opinion it is well worth it if you have any interest.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We opted for the free tour of the canyon from the overlooks. We went to each of the overlooks on the south side. Go all the way to Spider Rock. Each overlook gets better and better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Canyon de Chelly is breathtaking. Views from both the north and south rim are magnificent with cliff and canyon walls bathed in golds, oranges and red. The point at which Canyon de Chelly and Canyon de Muerto meet is spectacular and, to me, more awesome than any view I remember from the Grand Canyon. However, what struck me about this... More 

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