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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Driving, Four-wheeling, Horseback riding
Owner description: Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Driving, Four-wheeling, Horseback riding
Owner description: Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Canyon de Chelly holds a special place for me. It is so simple yet very complex. The rim drives are all amazing, different and unique. White House Ruin Lookout you can actually take a self guided hike down to the ruins. Easy hike. The vendors are super well priced and unique: authentic too! You can find horse hair clay scultpures... More 

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Salem, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I liked Canyon de Chelly better than the Grand Canyon. This sounds like blasphemy, but the Grand Canyon is so huge it is hard to take in. Canyon de Chelly is beautiful but very viewable. You can walk down to the bottom (relatively easy walk) and take pictures of the ancient dwellings. You can drive the south rim and spend... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We drove the roadway along the south side of the canyon, from its entrance in as far as we could, then worked our way back, stopping at every overlook. Although there were some landmarks that carried over within view, each stop held a remarkably different panorama. Of greatest interest was the flat bottom of this canyon (unlike the Grand and... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The very fact that I have visited Canyon de Chelly 7 times would indicate that this is a very beautiful and interesting place. On my most recent visit I enjoyed the beauty of the golden leaves on the majestic cottonwoods throughout the canyon glowing against the deep blue of the Autumn sky. Beauty Way Jeep Tours provided knowledgeable tour guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

These are one of the richest people in the nation ....that is, in spirit!! When you have the heart that drives these people,you don't need anything else. Beautiful people! :-) The time I spent on the reservation, was one of the most memorable of my life !

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Kitzbühel, Österreich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This canyon is outstanding beautiful.. it has outstanding views and has cultural and historical significance.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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68 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is one of those off the beaten path National monuments with outstanding views, cultural and historical significance and just plain peace and tranquility. It's not over run with noisy tourists and you don need to hurry. In fact, you won't want to. Quiet and beautiful.

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Frederick
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I stayed in the Sacred Canyon Lodge just inside the park. one day i booked a guide and took a tour of the canyon. if you do that be sure to request an open jeep so your views will not be impeded. I didn't know to ask. I was in the back seat of an SUV with a sun roof.Not... More 

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Kamloops
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We parked our travel trailer in a nearby RV park convenient to the visitor's center and the canyon. We were blessed with the most beautiful weather which gave us treasured photos to take home. The staff at the center are friendly and very helpful. We got to all but one of the lookouts on the map. It was a wonderful... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Second time visiting this beautiful canyon. Last time we was driving along the rim and make stops at the lookouts to watch down the canyon. This time we did a hike down to White House ruins and we didn´t regret that. The hike was not difficult but the sun in the mid day can be strong so bring water and... More 

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