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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.
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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
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 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.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
98 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 helpful votes 2 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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 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.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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534 helpful votes 534 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 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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239 reviews 239 reviews
55 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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