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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Address: , Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
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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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Two nights and three days at Canyon de Chelly

We spent two nights and part of three days in Chinle in order to visit Canyon de Chelly. Our first day we drove the south rim all the way to Spider Rock and made several stops at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We spent two nights and part of three days in Chinle in order to visit Canyon de Chelly. Our first day we drove the south rim all the way to Spider Rock and made several stops at scenic overlooks along the way. All are worth at least a few minutes. There will be Navajo vendors at most stops except for... More 

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Montana Rose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I was here 35 years ago, and remember being impressed, so I brought the husband. It's still beautiful and such an interesting variety of things to see. We drove both rims and made all the stops. Enjoyed seeing the ruins, the caves, watching the people and animals below. The colors are wow! and Spider Rock is amazing! Great place for... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good views and amazing landscape ruined by vendors pushing their wares, any stop off or walking path was accompanied by multiple attempts to part you from your money. Ruined a natural wonder for us.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Canyon de Chelly has a variety of attractions. It has ruins, petroglyphs, and canyons. It is a non-fee national park located inside Navajo land. You need a permit and guide to enter the canyons and trails except for the White House Ruin Trail. You can drive both rims independently. The South Rim has several overlooks and Spider Rock especially is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Cottonwood Campground, just inside the national monument entrance. Lovely, tree-shaded camping spots, and nice facilities. No showers, but you can drive into Chinle and use the showers at the high school aquatic center for $3. They are very nice. Open only during the week, however. At several canyon viewpoints, the views are spectacular.Definitely hike the White... More 

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Sibrina Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Canyon has two parts,southern and northern.Southern part has more viewpoints and is little bit more interesting.Especially Spider Rock overlook is realy beautiful.All this small canyon is so silent and so peaceful.On each viewpoint are some Navajos with their hand made products but they are not so pushy.We spent about four hours on both parts and we met a 3 tourists.If... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Chelly Canyon is just half-way between Monument Valley and Gallup. This place is not as famous as other places but it's really worth it to go. It takes you 1 hour 1/2 to 2 hours to make every single stop overviewing the canyon. It's just breathtaking everywhere and it's not overcrowded. You really are sharing with nature and everything is... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I spent over 8 hours in the jeep traversing the two main canyon sections. The canyon floor is rough, but I cannot recommend going enough. The scenery, the formations, the historical monuments should not be missed. The amount of history this place holds is only topped by the natural formations. If you can, see both sections. There are treasures in... More 

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love the entirety of the area. Colors, light , shadow and other nuances are spectacular. The winding canyon floor gives rise to the unexpected an breathtakingly beautiful. The rim roads offer view beyond belief. Much smaller and mmore intimate than the Grand canyon. From a bygone time and so well preserved.

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Kent UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A visit to the Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona is a 'must do' if you are in the area. It is, certainly in our opinion, the equal of Monument Valley. Chinle is in Navajo country and well off the usual tourist attractions situated around Route 66 and Interstate 40. The drive to Chinle along the 191 took about 2... More 

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