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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
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+1 928-674-5500
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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One of the best kept secrets

Canyon de Chelly, near Chinle, AZ is one of the best kept secrets for folks heading for the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. It is a canyon rich in history and mystery. One... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dee P
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Canyon de Chelly, near Chinle, AZ is one of the best kept secrets for folks heading for the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. It is a canyon rich in history and mystery. One must hire a Navajo guide to enter the canyon, and well worth every penny. we found the fees to be reasonable each time we visited. This last... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I prefer Canyon De Chelly over the Grand Canyon. There's less tourists, the history is beautiful(Native Indians) and the views never stop getting better. I would highly recommend taking a detour if it's on your way. If you prefer, you can drive around the monument and make few stops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see if going to Monument Valley. Well worth a few hours to view! I really enjoyed how you would walk deep into the area to see the views. Very easy to walk to the lookout points.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canyon de Chelly is amazing, the views of the national monument are great you can stop in several view points but then you would need a tour guide if you want to explore and walk around a little more. That is the part of the monument that was not my favorite, the fact that you are required to hire a... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the stop with incredible views and interesting archeology. The best way to visit is on horseback from the bottom of the canyon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the West's most spectacular canyons, too little known. Definitely tour the rim in your own car (good paved roads, well-maintained) but hire a Navajo guide to get off the beaten track. A magical place, both wild and tranquil, and full of ancient peace as well as fascinating history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking views, helpful Navajo people, bought several original art pieces, very unique and authentic from the artists. Highly recommend for couples and families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

There are plenty of great views along the drive. I recommend getting out at most of the stops and going on some of the short walks or even longer hikes down the canyon. The White House Ruins trail appears steep as you start out by walking down, but the hike up really isn't as painful as you would expect. Bring... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited Canyon de Chelly in late November. It seems late in the season, but we basically had the Canyon to ourselves. Since it is on the Navajo Nation, we had to be with a native tour guide, but we got really lucky and had James Yazzy as a guide. James grew up in the canyon and much of his... More 

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Wow this is a spiritual place.....your eyes popped at the beauty- and to imagine this place hundreds of years before is humbling

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