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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We came here to see the great canyon that Timothy O'Sullivan photographed. It was amazing. The Canyon Jeep Tour was awesome. Our tour guide was very informative and he answered any of our questions. The tour was 3 hours but it was worth every minute.

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Hamilton, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Certainly not the Grand Canyon, but well worth a visit. The relative isolation and lack of tourists make for a peaceful experience. Only downside is presence of vendors at overlooks who are difficult to avoid. Lots of options for touring inside the canyon if you have the time. Otherwise, driving the south rim provides wonderful views from a series of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We didn't have time for a full tour. There are numerous signs (including at the visitor center) about thefts from motor cars - we didn't have any issues - but something to consider. The drive around the rims, amazing, and i wish we had more time. We purchased trinkets off the some locals - very friendly, and always ready for... More 

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Joelton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazing place, lots to see even in winter with snow on the ground. the Navajo guide was very knowledgable and friendly and provided lots of interesting information on the 3 hour tour.

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Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Canyon de Chelly is one of amazing places in Colorado plateau showing nature power. The canyon bottom is relatively flat and the canyon wall is steep. If you have limited time, visiting south rim is good enough. And it is better to take the photo for the spider rock in summer because the sun does directly light whole rock in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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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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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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