Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle

4.7
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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  • The 100 mile drive to the Monument from Holbrook was beautiful, as is the Canyon itself. I enjoyed the 1 1/2 mile hike from the rim to the White House Ruin. I plan to return and spend more time explor...  more »
  • Only had time to view the 3 points at the north rim but they were spectacular. They were very different than the Grand Canyon. I loved the ruins at Mummy Cave and the vertical red cliffs. I will be ba...  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous! It's a bit out of the way but it's worth every mile of your drive. The hike down to White House Ruins is just beautiful. I've been to Canton de Chelly a few times and it amazes me every time I see it. One day I'll take a horseback ride in the canyon. Highly recommended.
  • Wow!!!!! Amazing. This place is so so beautiful and worth the stop. Many pull offs above the canyon for pictures. The best would be to hike down to White House for a more personal experience. Easy down. The hike up is really challenging more towards the top but so worth it!

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