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South Rim Drive

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Address: Chinle, AZ
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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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Awesome and Grand

You must drive this. The views are breathtaking as are the ruins. A wonderful drive trip. It takes about an hour and a half. If you go in winter watch the ice on the walking paths... 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

You must drive this. The views are breathtaking as are the ruins. A wonderful drive trip. It takes about an hour and a half. If you go in winter watch the ice on the walking paths to look out points.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just drive thru and stop on overlooks. Spider Rock is the most interesting spot if you recall "Mackenna's Gold" 1969 movie. The rest of the canyon is impressive as well.

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Thank Oleg Z
Payson, Arizona
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each view I think it can't get any more breathtaking but it does. I want to go back many more times Great for anyone one anytime.

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Thank Connie D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All paths are closed. It's seems like a private golf club with private gated Acess. Wasted time coming here. If anyone knows another way, Please do reply, and Please label all private places.

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Thank Asim I
Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Best way to see the canyon, is first diving the two rims, north & South & then do a tour with the Indigenous People inside the canyon.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is a great introduction to the canyon, when you arrive. Since most of the viewing must be done down in Canyon De Chelle with a Native American guide, this is a good overview of what to see. The canyon is shaped like a Y and this is the south side. There is a drive on the north, too.

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Thank Marlynne P
White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

More people, more vendors. Bring cash to buy from the locals selling their art, jewlery and pottery. It's worth it. Take some time to talk with them and learn about the history of the area.

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

South Rim Drive offers more overlooks and more interesting sights that North Rim Drive. If you have time to make only one rim drive, I suggest it be South Rim Drive. Be sure to go all the way to the end and out to Spider Rock Overlook. This is a magnificent view of the canyon and Spider Rock. Each of... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Everyone should see the Grand Canyon at least once. It is much more beautiful than the photos. The South Rim is easily accessible and has a lot of historical places to visit.

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a short drive following the south rim of the canyon with frequent parking to offer a great view of the canyon below. Towards the end there is an easy trail, the only one which permit the access to the bottom of the canyon and the white house ruins.

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