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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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Canyon De Chelly

This is a fabulous place, steeped in history although not a great one for the Indians. Nowadays there are still 50 - 60 families who live in the Canyon for most of the year. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous place, steeped in history although not a great one for the Indians. Nowadays there are still 50 - 60 families who live in the Canyon for most of the year. The North and South Rims are easily accessible by car with various look outs, and there are guided tours in the Canyon floor which are well... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We didn't know about Canyon de Chelly until friends who live nearby told us about it, and recommended we take it in on the way to the Grand Canyon. Really glad we did. Not as heavily touristed as GC, nor as deep or vast but with a greatness and majesty all it's own. Spider Rock is particularly breathtaking, and the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The views are spectacular. They have several locations to view various sights and they are excellent view points. You can do a self tour which is easy because the roads (unlike Monument Valley) are very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Good exhibits at the Visitor Center and helpful info. We drove the South Rim and North Rim roads and checked out the overlooks, some requiring short walks and all well worth the time. The White House Ruins trail, a little bit challenging to us 70+ walkers but also worth it both for the views while hiking down and the White... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had an afternoon for our visit to the park and decided to just drive along the north rim and hike to the viewpoints along the way. We were rewarded with beautiful scenery and peeks of cliff dwellings. If we are back in the area, will do the other rim, but even though this is pretty, there are so many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I can't hike so my comments are only for those with limited mobility. It is beautiful to be sure. But there are so many astounding parks in the grand circle that I would say pass on this unless you have extra time.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This area is VERY ROUGH. EXTREME poverty. Beautiful , sacred, and historic. without question. Also extremely hot, arid, desolate,etc. Carry plenty of water. keep food available in cooler. anticipate opportunists (A/K/A crime) support the locals that our ancestors put out there to die. they thrived.

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Barry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A walk to the ruin on the White House trail is worth it, even the 1.25 mile hike back out of the canyon! Take water and there are toilets at the bottom and places to rest on the route. They also offer escorted jeep rides and horse rides at the visitor centre.

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Casper
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Two couples took jeep tour into canyon...drove right up the river! Great scenery and ruins and information from guide. Really enjoyed the 3 hour tour.

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In addition to the views you can see ancient cliff dwelling ruins and actually hike to some. At some of the overlooks watch for welded tubes on the handrail. They will point you to cracks and caves on the other side of the canyon with ruins in them. Using your camera's zoom will then get you some good pictures.

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