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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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Better than the Grand Canyon

Canyon De Chelly is a living canyon. Not overcrowded, very personal scale, Navajo welcome and real. The jeep rides throughout the canyon are better than Zion or even Monument... read more

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California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Canyon De Chelly is a living canyon. Not overcrowded, very personal scale, Navajo welcome and real. The jeep rides throughout the canyon are better than Zion or even Monument Valley. Oh, and did I say beautiful...at every breathtaking bend in the river. Both the north and south rim roads have great expansive overlooks. Lovely evocative ancient ruins. Stay at Thunderbird... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently toured the Canyon De Chelly on a group trip. We were only scheduled to drive the rim but most of the group wanted to go into the Canyon which our tour guide was able to arrange. Fabulous and quite an adventure. The road in is a river wash which still has quite a bit of water. Bumpy but... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can visit this National Monument for nothing and drive the north and/or south rims during your visit. The North Rim Drive is best in the morning, the South Rim Drive has best views in the afternoon. This can all be done free and still have time to travel to your next destination. Or....you can stay at one of the... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views from each view point. The lights and shadows in the afternoon were great. Also very interesting history

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views, the petroglyphs, the ancient ruins, the history, the current residents in the canyon, the water, the cliffs, the rim drives looking down are all just far beyond what I imagined and utterly spectacular. Fantastic scenery and so thrilled we were able to have a private tour and learn more about history, culture and Navajo traditions.

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Canyon de Chelly several times over the years. I think the scale of the canyon makes is much more enjoyable than just standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. You can hear the bells of the Navajo's sheep and goats as they graze on the canyons floor. The best time to take the South rim... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice now and am still awed every time I'm in the canyon. I love the history, the beauty and the area as a whole. Everyone is very friendly and have lots of knowledge.

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit out of the way and it does not have the grandeur of the grand but it is well worth the visit. We stayed at cottonwood campground. I'd choose this one over the other. If you can take the Canyon tour if not do south rim drive. Great history but sad story of the native Americans.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The canyon views are quite nice. The only downside to the park in there is only one trail to hike. Most o the places to see are from the road side viewing areas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth going out of the way to experience the views from the rim of these canyons. Native artists selling arts at most viewpoints who are very helpful with local lore. We did not have time for a guided tour, but there were many Jeep and horseback tours available.

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