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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, AZ 86503
928-674-5500
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Ranked #2 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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Winston-Salem,NC
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This Park/Monument is passed over by a great many and it is a mistake - you can hire a Navajo guide to go down into the Canyon OR tour via the Rim Roads and view it from the top. You will be amazed at the Anasazi ruins preserved for us to marvel at. You will need a full day to... More

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Canyon de Chelly in late July; we were awed by the breath-taking vistas and rock formations of the canyon. Traveling in the summer in Arizona requires special precautions: no matter how short a time you think you'll be away from your car, TAKE WATER, a hat, binoculars and camera, and dress in loose clothing that... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in the US Southwest, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a must-see. It is less visited than any of the other major parks and even in high summer you will often have many of the most outstanding overlooks to yourself. You will need a full day to see the canyon properly. We planned it so that... More

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California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to see this park, and I was not disappointed. We saw only the south canyon, since that is all we had time for, but what views! The place just never failed to amaze us. The highlight for us was the hike to White House ruins-- a wonderful rim to canyon hike and back. Bring plenty of... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Navajo Nation includes some of this continent's most amazing landscapes and moving archaeological sites.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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