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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone Number: 928-674-5500
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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great views from the overlooks

There is only one real hike permitted without a guide- it's a bit under 3 miles and descends into the canyon. There are a number of short walks out to overlooks-about 1/4 mile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is only one real hike permitted without a guide- it's a bit under 3 miles and descends into the canyon. There are a number of short walks out to overlooks-about 1/4 mile each or so. Caution is highly advised as there are countless unfenced places you can fall from into the canyon with drops of up to 1,000 feet-watch... More 

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Boaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time visiting. Can take a 2 1/2 mile hike to the bottom. Moderate to strenuous. This time just visited the overlooks. Since this is Navajo land, any horseback riding or keeping must be done with a Navajo guide.

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Petersburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views of the canyon with easy access to viewing areas. The lack of crowds and quiet make the beauty even more enjoyable.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do the White House trail. Very easy hike although it is steep in places. We really enjoyed this hike.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only went to the north rim overlooks, but let me just say WOW! Our visit was unplanned - we knew nothing about this canyon. We were staying at a hotel in Chinle, passing through to go to Utah. I am sooo glad we made a little time for this and totally regret not doing the south rim. I will... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think this is the most beautiful canyon I've ever experienced. The Grand Canyon is a huge yawn in my experience. Zion is spectacular and wonderful, but a bit more difficult to escape the madding crowds. Bryce is fantastical, Capitol Reef wonderful, but Canyon de Chelly is magical in it's scenery and the somewhat human scale in the valley floor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you do not book a tour with Navajo guides inside the canyon, you can still get a feel and appreciation of the history of the canyons by driving the North and South rim roads. We would advise stopping at all of the viewpoints, and please take along your binoculars to see the distant cliff dwellings. Please take time to... More 

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Horton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This area was so beautiful and we enjoyed visiting all the different areas on the north rim and south rim. It is well worth the trip to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You definately want to rent a jeep tour for this. The canyon is beautiful and has many cliff dwelling sites to see. It is a dusty ride so wear your hiking clothes and shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only ever viewed the canyon from above and it is very beautiful. I hope to come back and explore the hiking trails and maybe take the jeep tour in the near future!

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