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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of the most-visited national monuments in the United States. Its rough walls were carved from water running off the Chuska mountains. Here you can view the canyons that resulted from these waters, home to the ancient Anasazi whose pueblo homes are protected from the sun within the deep crevices. Spider Rock, a spire that pierces the sky with 229 m (750 ft) of rock, draws many outdoor enthusiasts. You can hike the White House Ruin Trail along the canyon floor without a guide. The Navajo tribe owns the land; an authorized Navajo guide can lead you on other trails. Ask about guided tours with a local park ranger. Arrange to visit Canyon de Chelly National Monument and other attractions in Chinle using our Chinle trip builder website.
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  • An absolutely must, if you are in this part of the world. Not so heavily advertized but definitely worth a visit. Breathtaking views and beautiful nature. We were on a schedule, so we only visited... 
    An absolutely must, if you are in this part of the world. Not so heavily advertized but definitely worth a visit. Breathtaking views and beautiful nature. We were on a schedule, so we only visited...  more »
  • The tour was fantastic! Our tour guide, Richard, made our Canyon experience welcoming with lots of Navajo history and stories. It was a gorgeous day outside which made the canyon so beautiful. Tanya.....  more
    The tour was fantastic! Our tour guide, Richard, made our Canyon experience welcoming with lots of Navajo history and stories. It was a gorgeous day outside which made the canyon so beautiful. Tanya.....  more »
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  • A wonderful small park in the Navajo lands of northeastern Arizona. The park has two scenic drives on each side of the canyon. The southern side is best to visit in the afternoon and it has more view points. The north side has three stops and it is best in the morning. The visitor center is nice and they run different programs during the year. November is Native American month. We enjoyed an evening program presented by a Navajo Range. Very good. Currently, you are not allowed on the hike in to the canyon. Too bad because it is very good. If you are interested in going into the canyon you must hire a guide. The jeep tours are very good. In the past we hire a guide with a small jeep for the morning . It was great fun.
  • Insanely beautiful area! Very well kept walk ways to all the view points. Both the north and south view drives have many stops along the way for view points. They offer private day tours. Spider rock was my favorite!!

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