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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Denver
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263 reviews 263 reviews
97 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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168 reviews 168 reviews
92 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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52 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Green Valley, Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A Tour of the South Rim Drive is a must if you want a complete view of the canyon. Great photo opportunities abound from each overlook. A rim tour gives the canyon visitor a comprehensive view of just how high the canyon walls actually are.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The South Rim Drive is an easy road to drive with about 10 turnouts. The road itself does not go along the edge of the rim so if you have any nervous passengers, they need not worry. The turnouts have ample parking and lots of guardrails for safety. A few have optional trails but on most of the stops, the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful 2 hour drive that can turn in to a day trip of you are not careful. Lots of pull outs and lots of hiking trails. It doesn't go through so you'll be coming back the same way. But it is the reason you came.

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