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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Ignore those 1 and 2 star reviews, if you aren't a prude wussie sitting on their high horse expexting the taj mahal, the toilets aren't THAT bad (ever hear of making a tp next on the rim?). Its far from town, there is no running water, so don't get your hopes up and deal with it. We stayed in the...

6Thank Tyler T
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Great rustic location, be sure to take Howard's Speaking Rock tour of Canyon de Shelly. Howard gives you such personal voice of the Navaho people and the beauty of the Canyon is beyond words. Be sure to venture out of the campground and walk the 3 mile trail to see the view of Howard's canyon. Also Monument Valley is awesome...

4Thank carol m
Hillsborough, California, United States
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We stayed in the medium hogan and took very worthwhile jeep tour of the Canyon with our host Howard. I had originally booked the small hogan for my husband and I but it was a little too claustrophobic for me so Howard graciously moved us to the medium one. There is a little potbelly stove inside which you will need...

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Left the hustle and bustle of our connected world and completely disconnected: no electricity or running water (solar showers) no phones (there is internet near the hosts place but I opted to completely disconnect). We stayed in medium hogan- room enough for two tall people and also the large hogan- for two had plenty of room to walk around in...

6Thank Felizabeth001
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This was my 5th and certainly not my last camping experience at Spider Rock Campground. The Hogan is always a special way to camp out. Howard is just awesome as the camp host. This is basic camping at its finest. I highly recommend the jeep tour with Howard as your guide. I see this added amenity becoming very popular, advanced...

2Thank BigHornTours
Reviewed 24 October 2014

A wonderful camping experience from the first contact to the end. We were able to stay in a hogan that was awesome. If you're looking for a true camping experience, Spider Rock is the place to go. While you're there, be sure to take the Speaking Rock Jeep Tour into Canyon De Chelly. This jeep tour will get you up...

2Thank Judy C
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We decided to stay here in our motor home after seeing the Cottonwood campground near the visitor center. Good stuff: Large campsites, remote, low noise, considerate neighbors, BEYOND AWESOME NIGHT SKIES!! This campground is BASIC, if you're car camping it's as primitive as it gets. Almost backpacking. The toilets are iffy and the shower is rustic, but frankly, I'd rather...

7Thank Deborah A
Frederick, Colorado
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at this campground. The owner, Howard, was a wonderful host and tour guide through Canyon de Chelly. There are no hook-ups at this campground, but that's what holding tanks are for:) We utilized our generator during daytime hours. The night sky is AMAZING as there is no light pollution and it's incredibly quiet...

4Thank Tina C
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We had a rented 31 foot motor home and this would not ordinarily be the place to take such a vehicle--no electric, no water, and no sewer hook ups. Generator shouldn't be run at night. But, we wanted to be near Canyon de Chelly, and we wanted to see the big sky at night, and we wanted to stay in...

3Thank jks2013
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Staying at Spider Rock campground in the large Hogan was an awesome experience. Our kids (9 and 6) loved the Hogan and running wild around the campground. I expected the Hogan to be a replication of the traditional but it was the real deal. This was a beautiful structure, well built by Howard's grandfather maybe 100 years ago. You could...

3Thank Mike J

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Additional Information about Spider Rock Campground

Address: South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ 86503
Region: United States > Arizona > Chinle
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Spider Rock Campground Hotel Chinle
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“A Navajo style small cabin for 2 people as a hogan was available and there was a sweat lodge nearby also besides the campsites.”
 of 5 bubbles K759BUmarkm, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get the hogan!”
 of 5 bubbles tylert778, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I would opt for medium or large hogan for the extra room”
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  • Medium Hogan exterior
 of 5 bubbles HeatherW142, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“You can also stay in a real Navajo hogan, we had the camper, so we didn't do that, but people who did loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles jks2013, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The large hogan is awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasneski, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
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