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Address: Chinle, AZ
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de...
A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de Chelly.
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south Rim Drive

After the jeep tour in the canyon, this is a wonderful way to get a different perspective of the beauty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After the jeep tour in the canyon, this is a wonderful way to get a different perspective of the beauty.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Several of the stops feature view of cliff dwellings but they are very far away. Allow an hour if you are not going to hike.

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

At each stop the views are different. If you see some small pipes welded to the handrails be sure and look thru them even if you have to wait. They will point you to ruins you would miss in cracks and caves on the other side and the zoom on your camera will give you some great pictures.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We did not make arrangements for a guide so we did this on our own. It's very beautiful and seeing this canyon is amazing. We did most stops to see the sights.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Magnificent views of the Canyon on this 37 mile trip with several lookouts. Find yourself at times about 1000 feet above the canyon. Spider Rock can be seen on this drive.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are seven overlooks on this rim. They canyon gets higher as the sites pass. It is difficult to realize the vastness of the canyon when you are looking above --until you see a jeep at the bottom and it looks like an ant.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Make sure to stop at Tsegi, Junction, White House Ruins, and Spider Rock overlooks. My photo from Junction is https://flic.kr/p/rCYEhz But it's definitely worth taking a tour to see the ruins from the canyon floor.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Arrived around 3pm so the aftrnoon light was perfect. We stopped at every viewing location along the southern rim. Beautiful, well done paths with railings and walls to help keep you safe. Since the park is in the Navajo Nation, only the visitors center closes at 5:00pm and there is no entrance fee. We did not return the next day... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The view gets more spectacular the further you get to the end of the South Rim Drive. Great road, wonderful overlooks. Atleast allow two hours, plus time for the two hour hike to White House if you have time.

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we saw the number of vehicles at the visitor center, we expected the road would be crowded; however, to our (pleasant) surprise there were very few vehicles encountered. In fact, we were somewhat surprised at how short a time some travelers spent at the overlooks: it was not unusual to see a vehicle roll in, see a window roll... More 

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