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Canyon de Chelly National Monument: Tours & Tickets

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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Highway 191, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Howard, the proprietor at Spider Rock campground took us out for a private jeep tour... amazing how close we got to the cliff dwellings and petroglyphs. de Chelly is an amazing living community, full of history and current valley residents living in 19th century "conveniences",...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can drive around both the north and south rims easily. Make sure you pick the south in the afternoon and North in the morning for best light. If you gave time, take a tour through the canyon floor.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ianbeavis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half day canyon tour is outstandingly beautiful and provides good orientation so you can better appreciate hikes, drives, horseback riding. For optimum convenience, stay in park at Thunderbird Lodge and book thier tour which leaves directly from front door to canyon with annoying stops at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank J and B Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an American Western movie fan Canyon de Chelly was on my bucket list. Especially Spider Rock formation. The canyon was used in several westerns, but especially MacKenna's Gold with Gregory Peck. There are over 3,000 "cliff dwellings" in the canyon. Some you can see...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BearGuy60
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first saw the White House ruins from the south rim of Canyon de Chelly in December 2000. 19 years later, my wife and I returned to take a half-day tour of the canyon conducted by the Thunderbird Lodge. The Thunderbird Lodge transports 10 passengers...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank G8306IUgaryw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally, one should spend the night downin the canyon... but the only way for a non-Indian is to take a tour. I did a short one with the park rangers. i wish i had more time. You can see a lot from the vista points,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kai C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn in town is the perfect location for a weekend visit. We had an additional tour of a Navajo translation office but even if one was just going for the canyon there are beautiful views to see and a free museum exhibit at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Holly K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been to the southwest before. This has to be my favorite place visited. Seeing the ruins at White House and Spider Rock made me feel spoiled and privileged. I cannot begin to understand the life lived here....intelligent, scrappy, spiritual. I am humbled.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kokoro2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay at Tbird Lodge and enjoy the cafeteria w. local people. . Walk the trail to white house and consider a private jeep tour with Beauty Ways jeep tours.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw the movie 35 years ago (Gregory Peck,Omar Shariff and Telly Savala) and I was impressed by the unusual rock formation in the middle of the valley, I found later that it was real. Finally, I was able to go there and explore this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Patricia P
20 October 2018|
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Response from ellen t | Reviewed this property |
I am a 77-year-old single female, and did a 1600 mile road trip by myself this October, which led me to Chinle, for the Canyon Tour, which I loved by the way. I never feel threatened, unsafe or insecure driving our... More
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9 October 2018|
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Response from BBJB5 | Reviewed this property |
We went with Justin’s Horse rental. We did a tree hour horse tour with our Navajo guide. There are also Jeep tours available at the Thunderbird Lodge and visitor center.
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29 August 2018|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
HI, Book the tour with Thunderbird Lodge. The lodge is owned by the Navajo. It's good to support them. If you're going to stay at a hotel don't stay at the lodge. I thought the food at their restaurant wasn't very good... More
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