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Coal Mine Canyon

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Address: Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Coal Mine Canyon a view hidden from the road

Off AZ-Hwy 264 between mile marker 337 and 336 is this little gem. There are no signs just a dirt driveway to a two story house. Before the the house veer to the right pass the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy B
Saint Amant, Louisiana
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Saint Amant, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off AZ-Hwy 264 between mile marker 337 and 336 is this little gem. There are no signs just a dirt driveway to a two story house. Before the the house veer to the right pass the windmill about .25 miles off of the road. A beautiful canyon without the crowds. There was only one car when we stopped in April... More 

Thank Jeremy B
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for free. Go down hwy 264 on left just before mile marker 336-337 about 12 miles from Tuba City go down dirt road. Another fantastic canyon.

Thank gerleg12
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

As many previous reviewers have noted, you won't be disappointed by this wonderful "little" canyon. Follow the directions given (head straight toward the windmill with the concrete towers just past mm137. It's easy to lose faith, but the drive is easy enough (not so in mud, I'm guessing) even for 2wd, and not very long. Look for the old, Dali-esque... More 

Thank Albert A
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Loved going here, its spectacular looking. Added bonus is that there were no other people there. Its quiet and clean, and really peaceful.

Thank Akiko J
Tubac, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I know a lot of people say this canyon is free, but you are supposed to pay for a permit to visit. Could you get away without paying? Sure, but I think the right thing to do is pay. It is well worth the money anyway.

Thank nacuna82
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I agree with everything other travelers have said about Coal Mine Canyon. It's amazing, unique, and secluded as all get out; a wonderful experience for anyone touring the area. I've noticed that a number of posts in this forum have made a point of saying that a visit to this place is "free"? I hate to be the bearer of... More 

2 Thank RCQuinn2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We drove there, and found the entrance a little muddy and slippery, so we did not drive down into the canyon, maybe on a dry day we will try it again.

Thank Mary Ellen Z
Silverthorne, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fantastic views of hoo doos and the canyon. It's hard to find and you really need to know where you are going. there are a few Navajo living out there, so do not trespass.

3 Thank cheribree2016
Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We followed the directions of others on Trip Advisor and found the canyon. Going south from Tuba City we saw one sign some distance before the exit - but nothing further near the place where you exit to reach the canyon. Looking left for the large windmill with two concrete water tanks under it is the key. There is a... More 

6 Thank CrankyOldGuy
United States
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Magnificent ! To visit the Hopi side you must have a guide, to visit the Navajo side you may purchase a permit. It's a little off the beaten path but well worth it.

Thank ataman2

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