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Spider Rock Campground

South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ 86503
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in July, camping in our travel trailer. It is very peaceful. The surrounding desert is beautiful and the night sky is incredible. Howard is a gracious host. It is primitive camping, with pit toilets and no showers, so if you need all the amenities of home it might not be for you. From the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to like this campground. You drive around and you can pick whatever one you want. It's a dry and basic campground, in other words, what car camping should be like. But, alas, the bathrooms. I get primitive campgrounds, but what I don't get are the ricketty plywood structures around the toilets, which are pit toilets btw. I was... More

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Des Moines Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it is rustic, so if you want 'glam' camping this might not be for you. The campground was clean, the bathrooms cleaner than some we found in our National Parks.. We picked our own site even tho Howard had assigned us one, which was no problem. We had a tent shower and were able to fill the shower bags... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We camped there on May 2nd and 3rd for two nights with our truck camper and really loved it. While there are many mixed reviews of this campground we found it to be just what we were looking for. We knew that the campground would be primitive and rustic but that is what true camping is all about. We enjoyed... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We are experienced tent campers and are used to roughing it. But we were very disappointed by the facilities at Spider Rock Campground. Although it was quiet as advertised, when we were arrived we were told by Howard that there were no showers available. He assigned us a campsite that was fine - but the toilet facilities were disgusting. Very... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

While there are mixed reviews for the campsite, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to sleep in a hogan. I didn't book ahead and managed to get the last hogan available. The manager was friendly and efficient - he even offered to help light the fire in my wood stove. The hogan is rustic, which means it's a dirt floor... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed in a tent on loop D in April. The tent sites on either side of ours were vacant, so we had a quiet and secluded site amid junipers and pines--really lovely. As a tent camper, I hardly saw and RVs. A couple of other reviewers complained about the outhouses so I was not sure what to expect, but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was my third camping experience in the Hogan. I will be back again, if you enjoy primitive camping this is the only way to camp. Thanks Howard. Canyon De Chelly is very beautiful and all the local Navajo people very friendly. The private tour into the canyon with a local native guide was a great way to round out... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The reviews for this campground are mixed. Some people seem to love it, some don't. We were prepared to camp there if it looked okay, but it didn't. Frankly, I find it difficult to believe there are so many positive reviews for this place on this site.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent 2 nights in the large hogan at Spider Rock campground in August 2013. Although it is rustic (roof partly open to the sky to allow for smoke from wood stove, dirt floor), we found it to be a wonderful and unique experience. We were comfortable on the futon bed (bring your sleeping bag and pillow), not too hot... More

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Address: South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ 86503
Location: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Also Known As:
Spider Rock Campground Hotel Chinle

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