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White House Overlook

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Address: Chinle, AZ

Scenic stop along the South Rim Drive in Canyon de Chelly.

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This is a viewpoint that overlooks the White House Ruin in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It is located on South Rim Drive (Rt. 7) about 5.5 miles east of the entrance and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a viewpoint that overlooks the White House Ruin in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It is located on South Rim Drive (Rt. 7) about 5.5 miles east of the entrance and visitor center (free admission). The overlook is wheelchair-accessible and there is a restroom available at the parking area. This overlook also serves as the trail head for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The overlook provide amazing view of the White House, it is in a very high location so be careful mainly if you are with kids. This stop allows you to walk the trail without a tour guide - enjoy it!

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of the South Rim drive. The trail is a little confusing (especially on the return) but go round the full circuit...great views from all angles. Take a long lens if you want to photograph the ruins - they're across the canyon. Gorgeous on a day with some clouds!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Part of the rim drive, this is an amazing overlook. The drop is fatal, so please keep pets and children leashed. ;)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

White House Overlook is part of the South Rim Drive inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It is named for the ruins that can be seen towards the bottom of the canyon. There is a trail that visitors can access to see the ruins up close. This overlook has a very large parking lot and it has bathroom facilities. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is an easy walk from the parking lot to this overlook, which is also the start of the only trail into the Canyon without a Navajo guide. A pair of binoculars come in handy.to see this great structure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

White House Overlook is beautiful. Also the trail is the only hike you can do solo into the canyon... Red cliffs, cottonwoods below, rock formations!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is one of the more well known overlooks at Canyon de Chelly. It's a fantastic view of the canyon below, and really helps in understanding how people lived down there. It remains a view of nature, even with a human settlement within it. If you have binoculars, bring them for an even better view - it's a long way... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Took a short tour with Canyon de Chelly Tours, only 3 hours but worth it. Was able to view from the top of the rim drive first and then my tour driver too us down into the canyon for 3 hours. This area is magnificent. Kind of like a small Grand Canyon but very beautiful in every way.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This is a great stop along the South Rim Trail. You can do the 1 1/2 hour trek to the Canyon bottom from this point. One of the few places you can travel by foot in the park without a guide. If you stay on top and just enjoy the views it is still remarkable.

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