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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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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful canyon lands surround you. Take advantage of a jeep tour if you can to see the canyon from the canyon floor. Every overlook on both sides of the canyon were worth stopping at.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I was moved when I walked along the North Rim of the canyon. Someone has placed rocks, so that it is easy to step to the very rim. Looking down on ancient dwellings high in the canyon walls;down below current Navajos farm. Later in the day, we rode in jeep to see the Canyon first hand. It's a quiet place,... More

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Payson
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We have taken this canyon trip twice. Once with an older Ford Bronco and more recently with our newer Chevy Tahoe. You will have to hire a guide, but these are readily available at the Visitor Center. The sand can become very soft and deep, depending on the season. There might be a shallow water crossing. A 4x4 is certainly... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

An extremely interesting and educational canyon, in addition to the amazing scenery. Highly recommended.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Truly a beautiful spot. Hike down to White House Ruins is somewhat strenuous, but the spectacular views make it completely enjoyable. Plan to spend some time doing this--you'll need to catch your breath either from the beauty or from the exertion!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This beautiful canyon is a highlighted by many ruins. The best way to see it is by taking a tour from a Navajo guide. We wanted to do a jeep and horse tour and loved both! Highly recommended!

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Portland, OR
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37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There are two major canyons and the tours usually concentrate on one or the other. Our previous visit was in the Canyon De Chelly Canyon to Spider Rock and this visit was to Canyon Del Muerte. We used Beauty Way Tours for both trips and highly recommend them.

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My family and I went to the park with no expectations and were surprised with what we saw. The valley is full of ruins, green lush scenery and important memories of historical events. It's more for the historian rather than the photographer, but is worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Both north rim and south rims overlooks are spectacular - amazing views and scenery in every direction. Don't forget your sunscreen, hat and water even during a winter visit.

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New York City, New York
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the south rim tour on a paved road. Each of the overlooks provided beautiful views of the canyon. Spider Rock was the star of the show at the end of the south rim. Native Americans were at each overlook selling their products but were not pushy, There is no admission charge for this park,

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