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South Rim Drive

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Address: , Chinle, AZ
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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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Drive to see a beauty

South rim is more interesting then north.We started at Spider rock overlook and stopped at each overlook.It really worth to do it.There are lot of beautiful places and very few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Sibrina Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

South rim is more interesting then north.We started at Spider rock overlook and stopped at each overlook.It really worth to do it.There are lot of beautiful places and very few tourists.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Do this at both sunrise and sunset for astonishing "moonscapes" and emergence of grand vibrant color...

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are amazing views at the overlooks along this short drive. I suggest driving all the way out to Spider Rock first then work your way back. The Navajo craftsman set up at the overlooks selling their jewelry and art, a lot of it is good. Watch out for loose horses along the road, we saw several grazing close by.... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Many lovely perspectives of the valley from the many vantage points that are offered. Be aware of local vendors.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Would highly recommend traversing the South Rim drive at mid-morning or later as many of the canyon areas were in shadow when we went through in the early morning. The turnouts each had beautiful views, and it was an easy drive.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really couldn't believe how nice the views were - some from the road itself but there were plenty of scenic pull outs

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took the canyon tour in the morning and then followed up with visiting the overlooks along the south rim of the canyon. If you are going to visit the canyon, it is well worth your while to also take a guided tour through the canyon.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The drive along the south rim allows one to see many amazing views, including Spider Rock, and also access the walk down to the canyon floor to see some of the ancient buildings. It looks as if the walk will be terrifying, as it seems to disappear over the edge, but, when one gets to the start of the path,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice drive from mouth of canyon up to Spider Rock. A good half hour of meandering road with a couple of canyon overlooks and parking. Can see a long way into the Chinle valley to the south. The first overlook with parking has stairs and a trail down, but a guide is needed. The second overlook has an awe inspiring... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lots of driving to view overlooks (which are stunning) but if you want more than driving, don't make this your number one destintion.

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