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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, AZ 86503
928-674-5500
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Ranked #1 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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Colorado Springs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are several "companies" that offer jeep rides in the canyon. The all prefer cash and charge for plastic. Our ride ended up an adventure because we had a jeep that thought it was a mule. It stopped every few yards but luckily it restarted each time. It was a very bumpy and exhausting ride. Take plenty of water as... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Am very impressed with all the National Park Service areas. Everyone needs to stop and visit as many as possible.

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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A truly beautiful and enchanting place to visit. If you like outdoor photography, you'll love this. It is worth spending some extra money and booking a tour with a native American guide. You won't regret it.

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took a 3 hour jeep tour of the canyon floor with Canyon De Chelly tours. Very interesting tour. Saw many Pueblo ruins and petroglyphs. Irene was very interesting and knowledgeable. Also drove the south rim which gave us a whole other view point of the canyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took the driving tour of both the north and south rims in one easy day. Beautiful vistas of the canyon from several pull overs on both rims. There are native American vendors showing their handicrafts, bit they are not annoying, just there if you are interested. Mostly hand carve petroglyphs and jewelry. The are only two hotels in Chinle.... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Canyon de Chelly is a true learning experience. You can practically feel the spirits of the Native Americans drifting around you. It is great to imagine what live was like in these ancient quarters. A great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Canyon de Chelly is an amazing place. we were lucky to watch the sunset from the overlook for the spider rock. it was one of the most fascinating sunset. its not crowded. i think spring and fall are the best time to go. we also took a jeep tour . it was also a great experience.

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Hartsdale, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took a guided tour that departed the Thunderbird Lodge and were very happy with it. The guide, Francesca, was really informative and kind. She made lots of stops on the canyon floor, was patient with our questions, and gave us enough time for taking photographs. One of the stops had a Native America flute player (Travis Terry), who makes... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My little boy and I take archaeology themed trips, so on this year's trip to Northern Arizona, CdC was a natural stop, even though it is a pretty long haul from most things. My suggestion is that if you make it out here at all, do not content yourself with a tour of the rims and the hike to the... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I say often overlooked because it is a bit out of the way and while the roads are well maintained to get there, it is a bit on the desolate side as drives go. However, it is definitely worth the trip from anywhere. The canyon views are absolutely stunning from the road up on top and the overlooks are very... More

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