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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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As good as it gets !

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
United States
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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank ataman2
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank pswatkins
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank S1las
Columbia Maryland
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank LoveLife82
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank rav59
Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Get out of the car and hike to some rims...but don't fall in. You can see the coal seams and the occasional cow defying gravity.

Thank LabmeisterII
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the easy drive. As a clarification, the dirt drive, coming from the north, is immediately passed mile marker 337, even with the wind mill. Also enjoyed carefully driving thru the cattle.

Thank Paul P
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Desolate, hauntingly quiet, extreme solitude......worth the drive! I had this place all to myself for 2.5 hours.

Thank Lance M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Coal Mine Canyon is an amazing Free attraction a must to visit for anyone in the area near Tuba City, AZ. It is very remote but it is worth getting there by driving paved roads and then less then 1 mile easy unpaved dirt road to the PICNIC AREA with tables that overlooks the canyon. But the best views are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a Motorhome behind the Quality Inn hotel, which also has a campground. We did a Trip Advisor search for things to do. The Coal Mine Canyon had very positive reviews so we decided to do the same thing. WOW!!! It was well worth the drive. The road getting to Coal Mine Canyon was in very good shape... More 

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