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Address: Chinle, AZ
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Two adjacent caves hold the largest Indian ruin complex at Canyon de Chelly...

Two adjacent caves hold the largest Indian ruin complex at Canyon de Chelly with over 90 rooms.

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Mummy Cave is prtty far up the canyon, and itis only accessible by guided tour - on an open truckeor on horseback. The site can also be seen from its viewpoint up on the rim off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Esty666
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Mummy Cave is prtty far up the canyon, and itis only accessible by guided tour - on an open truckeor on horseback. The site can also be seen from its viewpoint up on the rim off the north rim drive. Bring binocularsif you have any, and you need a lens with a good zoom.

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Sonoita,AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It was a long rough ride back to the ruins, but worth the trip. If you were a good hiker and an all day trek you can do it. I think there are also horse back rides available.

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Thank Wish2BretiredRN
Texas
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We took the all day tour so we could see Mummy Cave. Not sure the extra 3-4 hours was worth the trouble. I would advise taking half day tour unless you are a real history buff or photografer.

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Thank Lagato
Sibrina Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is very nice overlook to the valley and to a big overhang with beautiful building pretty well preserved.It worth to stop there.

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Thank Ludek S
Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you cannot take the trek into the canyon, this site can be observed from the South rim with binoculars or a good camera lens. It is much like the "White House" in that you don't get a great look into the ruins. Worth the time to see.

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Thank Carl C
Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After you've seen it, imagine living on the side of a rock. Built around 1300, with no guard rails. Everything from food and water had to be lifted from above. Want to go out? Try climbing up and down. You will be impressed, during the North rim drive of canyon tour.

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Thank Ray H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is one of the easy sites do go. It is paved and safe. You can have a good look at the ruins, specially if the light is favorable.

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Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went for a ride in the late afternoon. Very close to the hotel. this was one of our stops. very impressive! amazing that people actually did live here.

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Thank Debbie H
Jackson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had our lunch at the picnic tables in this area . We gained access on a full day jeep tour of the canyon by Antelope House Tours. We also saw hikers that we're guided in by Navajo guides. Remote scenic and peaceful

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Short hike to the overlook, but direct shot across the canyon from this lovely ruin. Canyon tours rarely get this far, would take at least 6-7 hours round trip, so best to take photos from above. Can't get close to it anyway at the bottom.

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