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Coal Mine Canyon

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Address: Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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I know a lot of people say this canyon is free, but you are supposed to pay for a permit to visit. Could you get away without paying? Sure, but I think the right thing to do is... read more

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Tubac, Arizona
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Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know a lot of people say this canyon is free, but you are supposed to pay for a permit to visit. Could you get away without paying? Sure, but I think the right thing to do is pay. It is well worth the money anyway.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I agree with everything other travelers have said about Coal Mine Canyon. It's amazing, unique, and secluded as all get out; a wonderful experience for anyone touring the area. I've noticed that a number of posts in this forum have made a point of saying that a visit to this place is "free"? I hate to be the bearer of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove there, and found the entrance a little muddy and slippery, so we did not drive down into the canyon, maybe on a dry day we will try it again.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fantastic views of hoo doos and the canyon. It's hard to find and you really need to know where you are going. there are a few Navajo living out there, so do not trespass.

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3 Thank cheribree2016
Arlington, Texas
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309 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We followed the directions of others on Trip Advisor and found the canyon. Going south from Tuba City we saw one sign some distance before the exit - but nothing further near the place where you exit to reach the canyon. Looking left for the large windmill with two concrete water tanks under it is the key. There is a... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Magnificent ! To visit the Hopi side you must have a guide, to visit the Navajo side you may purchase a permit. It's a little off the beaten path but well worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The colors were magnificent! So many earthtones. Highly recommend walking out on some of the limestone to see and experience the depth and breadth of this magnificent canyon. We've seen Sedona and Grand Canyon; however, the colors of Coal Mine are so much more amazing! This isn't on any map we found; however, there are excellent instructions in the Trip... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We passed through Tuba City in 2014 and afterwards I read about Coal Mine Canyon so this was a must see on our road trip this year. It's very easy to get to and is ten minutes drive from Tuba City. We pulled in off the road and followed directions off other reviews and pulled up at the picnic area.... More 

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Columbia Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This has got to be one of those most majestic creations I have ever seen. I thought Grand Canyon was good but wow, coal mine canyon is the cherry on top of an ice cream Sunday. It's not only is it beautiful, it will probably be one of the most peaceful experiences you will ever have. Not a sound or... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We stayed in Tuba city and before setting off to Monument valley decided to visit this canyon after reading reviews on trip advisor. We followed the reviewers excellent directions to get there and wandered around the rim of the canyon enjoying the stunning colours, the peace and views. We were there for over an hour all by ourselves and all... More 

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