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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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This is landscape at its best

The history and beauty of this place is so rich. People farm areas that have been farmed forever. Wild horses can be found sometimes In the area. You can feel the spirit of nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ester94
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Canton, Ohio
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Canton, Ohio
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The history and beauty of this place is so rich. People farm areas that have been farmed forever. Wild horses can be found sometimes In the area. You can feel the spirit of nature and the ancestors here.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spots from "Mackenna's Gold" (1969) movie with Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif. Nice to see that in person, impressive.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a short drive from Chinle, the canyon de chelley is fairly remote and hence less visited perhaps than other national parks/monuments. This can be a blessing in disguise for travellers who prefer solitude to large tour groups. The drive within the canyon is a true off road-ing experience, driving through and over really rough terrain, river beds covered in... More 

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Arlington Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a National Park "junkie", I have always wanted to visit Canyon de Chelly. The scenery was beautiful. We drove the South Rim, and stopped at all of the points of view. Each one was stunning. However, I was concerned about safety in this park. There were warning signs everywhere, including the trail map itself, about car break-ins. I have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden Jem, a visual masterpiece and a must see for the adventurer. Traditional guide with story telling of past years

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lesser known than the infamous Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced Shay) offers beautiful views, smaller crowds and a rewarding visit. I have made numerous trips to the canyon and will go back anytime. There is plenty to see and explore.

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st. louis, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my least favorite national park. There is no entrance fee. The canyon is pretty, but the town around it is very run down. We stopped at a couple overlooks and at everyone there were people selling stuff. We would have stayed longer but it really made us feel uncomfortable. There are old broken down cars, older mobile homes... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove the North and South Rim. Hiked down to the White House Ruins and did a 4x4 tour. The beauty of the Canyons have got to be experienced and not just spoke of and photographed. It does not do it justice.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This national park does not charge a fee but does accept donations. The visitor center is staffed by friendly rangers. The store has some nice things, I picked up a wonderful native american flute cd by a local artist. The drives and trails are well maintained. The setting is magical

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F'ville, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

From the north rim to the south rim, you will enjoy the scenic drive. You can stop, get out of the car and take pictures at any time. This place is being preserved nicely!

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