We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chinle, AZ
Activities: Camping, Horseback riding, Driving
Description: This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian...
This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian burials were discovered in 1882.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Sadly, aka Massacre Cave

Spanish military killed about 115 Navajo who took shelter hear on the ledge. It is still a place you have to see, if only to see where they thought they were safe. The rifles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Ray H
,
Jackson, New Jersey
Add Photo

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You can do this canyon with a tour in 3 hours. Recommend researching your guide before you go. Recommend NOT using Twin Trails Tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was an offshoot of the primary canyon. I believe it is called Canyon del Muerto because of all the ancient burials here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jackson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Spanish military killed about 115 Navajo who took shelter hear on the ledge. It is still a place you have to see, if only to see where they thought they were safe. The rifles simply picked them off. Can be seen during the North rim drive.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
182 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Canyon de Chelly is really two sides of the same canyon. Canyon de Muerto (named for our ancestors' murder of so many Navajos in their canyon). The weight of that past and my ancestors who lived during the time was overwhelming.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We absolutely enjoyed visiting Canyon De Chelly. We plan to bring other family and friends to also experience this wonderful National Park. We hiked down to the White House ruins in the morning and because we were contacted by Twin Trails Scenic Tours owner - Tim Halwood, we decided to book a 3 - 4 hour tour. Our guide, Dan... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level Contributor
53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
612 reviews
376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Canyon del Muerto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Canyon del Muerto

Address: Address: Chinle, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Chinle

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canyon del Muerto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?