We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Canyon de Chelly Tours

#2 of 11 Tours in Chinle
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chinle, AZ
Phone Number: 928-349-1600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every...

Canyon De Chelly Tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every guide is a professional, certified by the National Park Service by examination. In addition to tours of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, cultural consulting needs are addressed on a case by case basis for those who seek a more intimate insight onto the Navajo Way. Leon has assisted film-makers on location in Navajoland and is used to delivering high quality services to the people and organizations he serves.There are over 2700 archaeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Only 13 of the 700 standing ruins have been stabilized, re-inforced, or protected from degradation. We are professional Navajo guides who can teach you the history of our canyons and about the Anasazi, Hopi and Navajo peoples. We pride ourselves in offering you more than just viewing our scenery - but we can do this too!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 264 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 206
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
Amzing tour from Reginald Etsitty!!!

Reginald gave an incredible tour, full of interesting stories and great insight. Engaging experience!!!! Personable and heartfelt experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 257: English reviews
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reginald gave an incredible tour, full of interesting stories and great insight. Engaging experience!!!! Personable and heartfelt experience!

Thank 914davidg914
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised a tour for a large school group. They had two Navajo guides - Henry and Reginald. Feedback from the group was overwhelmingly positive, they had a great time.

Thank mejooolie
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canyon de Chelly is only accessible with a Navajo guide. Our guide, Henry, took us on a three hour plus jeep tour of the canyon. He was friendly, open, accommodating and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being in this spectacular natural site, fording streams, and visiting the ancient ruins. Henry provided binoculars -- which are essential for enjoying... More 

Thank AndyManshel
canyondechellytours, Owner at Canyon de Chelly Tours, responded to this review

Andy: Thank you. Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Own/Operator. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (two grandparents, a mom, a 10-year old boy) took the half-day tour, led by Richard. We met Richard in the parking lot of a nearby hotel, and got ourselves situated in his clean and comfy Jeep (Wrangler type). We opted to keep the roof folded back, but he would have closed it if we preferred that. During the tour,... More 

Thank hellokezia
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a 4 hr jeep tour & am so glad that we did! Our guide was Angela, & she was very professional, polite & incredibly knowledgeable. She talked about the geology & history of the canyon & the customs of the Navaho Nation. She answered all of our questions expertly & made us the tour something really special. I highly... More 

Thank Terri C
The Villages, Florida
Level Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made arrangements with this tour group, based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. They did not show up until after 3 phone calls - almost 1 1/2 hours late. The guide was obviously in his personal vehicle which was beat up at best. We actually cancelled and took another tour.

Thank Paula W
canyondechellytours, Owner at Canyon de Chelly Tours, responded to this review

Paula: Personal and Own Vehicles for tours into Canyon de Chelly is Prohibited by the National Park Service. Thank you for your Post. Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Owner/Operator. More 

Palm Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a truck ride with Harold our driver and guide through the floor if the canyon. What an amazing natural park. The petroglyphs, ruins and rock formations were awesome. Highly recommend. Hotel across the stree was wonderful. We also drove the rim. Allow almost 2 days to see this well

Thank teletalk5
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, this was a pleasant experience. The tour guide, Angela, even though she was young, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. White House and Antelope House ruins were amazing. If I go back, I would do a full day and go deeper in the canyon. I did have some booking issues due to a fault on my part. I accidently booked... More 

Thank Sherry T
Level Contributor
60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great tour. Met our guide at the best western and proceeded to the canyon from there. He was very good at explaining everything we were seeing from the rock formations to all the art work we were looking at. He was also very good at explaining how the locals lived in the area both ancient and modern times. The canyon... More 

2 Thank FL_Tourist-1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
384 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our four-wheeling tour through the canyon with our guide, Percy. He offered an interesting perspective having grown up in the canyon with no running water or electricity. Being half Navajo and half Zuni, we got an angle on the history that you don't read about on Wikipedia. He pointed out various petroglyphs, rock formations and explained the... More 

3 Thank Chris L

Been to Canyon de Chelly Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Canyon de Chelly Tours and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Canyon de Chelly Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?