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Canyon del Muerto

Chinle, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Chinle
Type: Canyons
Activities: Camping, Horseback riding, Driving
Description: This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian burials were discovered in 1882.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did an all day jeep tour with Changing Woman. You really must see the canyon from the floor - lots of petroglyphs, ruins, stories and the Mummy Cave is not to be missed.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Get inside the Canyon, don't just stay on the rim. The guides - we used Beauty Way Tours 928-674-3772, but we hear others are very good - provide the background information that makes the Canyon into a living historical place and you get to be so close to it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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551 reviews 551 reviews
351 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We took a tour with a Navajo guide, Changing Woman, in an open jeep and think that this was superior to the rides in closed vehicles because we could easily enjoy the high canyon walls. It is quite bumpy and you drive over much water. Our tour was from 4 to 7 pm so it was a bit cooler. We... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went with Twin Trails Scenic Tours and had a great time. We originally booked with Antelope House tours but they kept our $56 deposit and gave us to the other company who fulfilled their commitment. I requested a refund but was told it went to the other company and when I called to double check was told it was... More

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Frisco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We took both the four hour private jeep trip and then spent the rest of the day doing the Rim drive. The South Rim is particularly interesting.

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Tucson, Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
42 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a beautiful part of Canyon de Chelles. The sheer walls are significantly higher than in other parts that we traveled through. There is also a lot of history of this part of the canyon.

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Roswell, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

On the North Rim. We did this drive first.The views and the informative posts were great. It was a great visit.

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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78 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Wow, what an amazing place..you need a guide, pre arrange by phone or net for at least 4 hours. Next time I am getting one for eight hours.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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192 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We visited this canyon with our Navajo guide, Leander Staley. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this journey was but it's something everyone should do. There are numerous ruins and pictographs to see, including Antelope House. Wow!

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Morro Bay, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I loved the stories about the canyon, and how it got it's name. We were below in the canyon, looking up at the ruins. Standing in working farms

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