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Spider Rock Campground

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South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ 86503
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Basic, primitive, funky, in pretty setting that in the rain becomes a super muddy, slippery mess. Would be best for non-traditional campers, not those used to paved campgrounds with amenities.Husband liked it better than I did but we also were there only in rainstorm which affected our ability to enjoy the setting. Camp dog was adorable however.

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Thank midgemom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's the only real campground at Canyon de Chelly. The official one (Cottonwood) is just outside the actual park and is near a stream on a field, which means zillions of mosquitoes. It's really pretty disappointing that there is no campground, especially a simple primitive one, on the rim of the canyon. Instead there are lots of hotels outside the... More 

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2 Thank Tobi D
Asheville, NC, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very satisfied with this campground. Was looking for a place away from town and this was perfect. Campsite adequate. The hogans look good. And the owner, Howard, was great. It rained hard the first night, and Howard came to see if I wanted to stay in a hogan that was open, in case the rain was too much. He also... More 

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1 Thank W McFarland B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ignore those 1 and 2 star reviews, if you aren't a prude wussie sitting on their high horse expexting the taj mahal, the toilets aren't THAT bad (ever hear of making a tp next on the rim?). Its far from town, there is no running water, so don't get your hopes up and deal with it. We stayed in the... More 

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4 Thank Tyler T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Great rustic location, be sure to take Howard's Speaking Rock tour of Canyon de Shelly. Howard gives you such personal voice of the Navaho people and the beauty of the Canyon is beyond words. Be sure to venture out of the campground and walk the 3 mile trail to see the view of Howard's canyon. Also Monument Valley is awesome... More 

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2 Thank carol m
Hillsborough, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed in the medium hogan and took very worthwhile jeep tour of the Canyon with our host Howard. I had originally booked the small hogan for my husband and I but it was a little too claustrophobic for me so Howard graciously moved us to the medium one. There is a little potbelly stove inside which you will need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Left the hustle and bustle of our connected world and completely disconnected: no electricity or running water (solar showers) no phones (there is internet near the hosts place but I opted to completely disconnect). We stayed in medium hogan- room enough for two tall people and also the large hogan- for two had plenty of room to walk around in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was my 5th and certainly not my last camping experience at Spider Rock Campground. The Hogan is always a special way to camp out. Howard is just awesome as the camp host. This is basic camping at its finest. I highly recommend the jeep tour with Howard as your guide. I see this added amenity becoming very popular, advanced... More 

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2 Thank BigHornTours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A wonderful camping experience from the first contact to the end. We were able to stay in a hogan that was awesome. If you're looking for a true camping experience, Spider Rock is the place to go. While you're there, be sure to take the Speaking Rock Jeep Tour into Canyon De Chelly. This jeep tour will get you up... More 

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2 Thank Judy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to stay here in our motor home after seeing the Cottonwood campground near the visitor center. Good stuff: Large campsites, remote, low noise, considerate neighbors, BEYOND AWESOME NIGHT SKIES!! This campground is BASIC, if you're car camping it's as primitive as it gets. Almost backpacking. The toilets are iffy and the shower is rustic, but frankly, I'd rather... More 

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