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Spider Rock Campground

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Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to stay here in our motor home after seeing the Cottonwood campground near the visitor center. Good stuff: Large campsites, remote, low noise, considerate neighbors, BEYOND AWESOME NIGHT SKIES!! This campground is BASIC, if you're car camping it's as primitive as it gets. Almost backpacking. The toilets are iffy and the shower is rustic, but frankly, I'd rather...

7Thank Deborah A
Frederick, Colorado
Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at this campground. The owner, Howard, was a wonderful host and tour guide through Canyon de Chelly. There are no hook-ups at this campground, but that's what holding tanks are for:) We utilized our generator during daytime hours. The night sky is AMAZING as there is no light pollution and it's incredibly quiet...

4Thank Tina C
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a rented 31 foot motor home and this would not ordinarily be the place to take such a vehicle--no electric, no water, and no sewer hook ups. Generator shouldn't be run at night. But, we wanted to be near Canyon de Chelly, and we wanted to see the big sky at night, and we wanted to stay in...

3Thank jks2013
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Staying at Spider Rock campground in the large Hogan was an awesome experience. Our kids (9 and 6) loved the Hogan and running wild around the campground. I expected the Hogan to be a replication of the traditional but it was the real deal. This was a beautiful structure, well built by Howard's grandfather maybe 100 years ago. You could...

3Thank Mike J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 4, 2014

You will either love this campground or hate it. This campground is for the adventurer. We were a group of 5 hikers that do a LOT of outdoor activities, who enjoy taking in breathtaking scenery, but don't mind getting a little dirty to do it. If you like clean, comfortable beds and require a shower 1-2 times a day, you...

3Thank Jasneski
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in July, camping in our travel trailer. It is very peaceful. The surrounding desert is beautiful and the night sky is incredible. Howard is a gracious host. It is primitive camping, with pit toilets and no showers, so if you need all the amenities of home it might not be for you. From the...

2Thank Susan S
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wanted to like this campground. You drive around and you can pick whatever one you want. It's a dry and basic campground, in other words, what car camping should be like. But, alas, the bathrooms. I get primitive campgrounds, but what I don't get are the ricketty plywood structures around the toilets, which are pit toilets btw. I was...

3Thank Yatz8261
Des Moines Iowa
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Yes it is rustic, so if you want 'glam' camping this might not be for you. The campground was clean, the bathrooms cleaner than some we found in our National Parks.. We picked our own site even tho Howard had assigned us one, which was no problem. We had a tent shower and were able to fill the shower bags...

2Thank DizeeDM
Topeka, Kansas
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We camped there on May 2nd and 3rd for two nights with our truck camper and really loved it. While there are many mixed reviews of this campground we found it to be just what we were looking for. We knew that the campground would be primitive and rustic but that is what true camping is all about. We enjoyed...

4Thank John P
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We are experienced tent campers and are used to roughing it. But we were very disappointed by the facilities at Spider Rock Campground. Although it was quiet as advertised, when we were arrived we were told by Howard that there were no showers available. He assigned us a campsite that was fine - but the toilet facilities were disgusting. Very...

2Thank BldrRvrGirl
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Additional Information about Spider Rock Campground

Address: South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ 86503
Location: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Spider Rock Campground Hotel Chinle
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“A Navajo style small cabin for 2 people as a hogan was available and there was a sweat lodge nearby also besides the campsites.”
K759BUmarkm, Apr 5, 2016 | Read review
“get the hogan!”
tylert778, Jun 13, 2015 | Read review
“I would opt for medium or large hogan for the extra room”
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  • Medium Hogan exterior
HeatherW142, May 6, 2015 | Read review
“You can also stay in a real Navajo hogan, we had the camper, so we didn't do that, but people who did loved it.”
jks2013, Aug 28, 2014 | Read review
“The large hogan is awesome.”
Jasneski, Aug 4, 2014 | Read review
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