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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Rt 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Beautiful canyon with artifacts/ruins/culture/history/active today!

Canyon de Chelly is one of the few canyons you can actually experience without much difficulty--and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Road bike ride stop - July 2017

This out of the way place is really cool. On this trip I decided to ride my road bike beginning at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Oxnard, California
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“south rim” (198 reviews)
“navajo guide” (123 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rt 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Canyon de Chelly is one of the few canyons you can actually experience without much difficulty--and it adds the Native American experience--total package deal! I don't know of any other beautiful canyon that gives you as much as Canyon de Chelly (including the Thunderbird Lodge)...please...More

Thank ZinnHouston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This out of the way place is really cool. On this trip I decided to ride my road bike beginning at the airport. I wrote up the north rim to the Mummy Cave Lookout. Right next to this is the Massacre Cave Lookout. From there...More

Thank Kitman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beauty Way Tours provided us a wonderful experience. Our driver provided us a personal and historical tour of the canyon.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour and see the beautiful canyon where people actually live! Make sure you stop by the visitor center first and take a look at the short movie before the tour. It is beautiful and absolutely unbelievable!

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our all day tour. If you aren't an avid history buff the 1/2 day tour is probably enough, but we are very happy to have spent the entire day in the canyon with our Navajo guide.

Thank jscronk99
Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving to our hotel we started seeing these amazing and colorful canyons. The map indicated that we were at Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de Shay). We went into the visitors center and was fascinated by this gem of a national monument that is almost...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the entrance is pretty remote, once you get to the site you can spend from one hour to all day there and benefit from your time there. A quick stop at the Visitors Center to pick up a map and speak to a ranger...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every once in a while, you stumble upon a true gem of a place that is not well known. After struggling through the throngs of folks in places like the Grand Canyon (still worthy to visit, in spite of the crush) or Monument Valley, this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At 10am on a Friday morning in the summer, we were the only car in the parking lot at most of the scenic views on the south rim, including the one for the spectacular Spider Rock. It was totally worth the extra hours it added...More

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This National Monument is spectacular and well worth the visit. The Canyon is up to 1,000 feet deep and there are amazing views from the overlooks. It is also worth getting a local guide to take you through the Canyon floor, although there is one...More

Thank PeterC489
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30 April 2017|
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Response from Dee P | Reviewed this property |
Canyon De Chelly Tours | Navajo Guided Tour in Arizona We had the best experience with Francine who works with Leon Skyhorse there in Chinle. We have had other tour guides from other companies and this was the best... More
18 April 2017|
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Response from Ammochief | Reviewed this property |
The rim roads are very driveable. You have to have a guide to tour the canyon floor. The only public access to the canyon is the White House Trail
16 April 2017|
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Response from Dee P | Reviewed this property |
As for the roads, we have had no trouble getting into Chinle, or out. That being said, the roads and trails INSIDE the Canyon are very rough, not improved, BUT you cannot go in there on your own, you MUST have a Navajo... More