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Address: Chinle, AZ
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This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric...

This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian burials were discovered in 1882.

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A wonderful place to be........historic, geologic and cultural

We had a wonderful guide, Francine, who knew all the history, having been born there and Native American, knew all of the confusing paths and roads and didn't get us lost, added... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Dee P
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a wonderful guide, Francine, who knew all the history, having been born there and Native American, knew all of the confusing paths and roads and didn't get us lost, added humor to her tour, and was able to discuss some of the ongoing conflicts with the US Government. That being said, contact Leon Skyhorse for more information about... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Colleen Hunter drove us into this area and shared the important stories of her people with us novices.

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Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We could just visit the starting of Canyon del Muerto when we were visiting the Canyon de Chelly. What an absolutely incredible place if you love nature, outdoors and history.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a part of the Canyon de Chelly deeper inside, which becomes fairly inaccessible by vehicle (even a 4 wheel drive) in winter due to iced over creeks and dead logs, the other part of Canyon de Chelly being the Black Rock Canyon. There are cliff dwellings as well. According to our Indian Guide the canyon has been so... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

You can't access Canyon del Muerto on your own. However, you can book a tour with a native guide which will take you - on a humpy, bumpy road - so people with a bad back should talk to the organizers about that beforehand - to Antelope House and Mummy and Massacre Cave ruins, giving out a plethora of historical... More 

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Sonoita,AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Long drive, but worth the view of the mummy cave. Gets kinda bumpy/rough at the end of the canyon. Be aware. Views seem to change every few seconds.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Check out the overlooks and walk to the Canyon edge ... good signage sharing historical information ... some good pottery for sale here and there... but , as usual, caveat emptor ... we also did a short jeep tour on the floor of the Canyon seeking my "sisters" who I had met on previous visits

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You can do this canyon with a tour in 3 hours. Recommend researching your guide before you go. Recommend NOT using Twin Trails Tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was an offshoot of the primary canyon. I believe it is called Canyon del Muerto because of all the ancient burials here.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Spanish military killed about 115 Navajo who took shelter hear on the ledge. It is still a place you have to see, if only to see where they thought they were safe. The rifles simply picked them off. Can be seen during the North rim drive.

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