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Great view

This overlook is part of the South Rim route of Canyon de Chelly. A definite must see - don’t... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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A great view

You can get a good view of the white house from here, but it is beter to go down into the canyon a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Andy P
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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“white house”(11 reviews)
Scenic stop along the South Rim Drive in Canyon de Chelly.
Chinle, AZ
+1 928-674-5500
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This overlook is part of the South Rim route of Canyon de Chelly. A definite must see - don’t miss it! Is this a helpful review? Then please give me a "Thumbs up Thank FrankGeisler" by clicking the button below.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

You can get a good view of the white house from here, but it is beter to go down into the canyon a get a close up. There again the view of the canyon is worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy P
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

From here you can see the White House Ruins from atop the canyon. If you with to be adventurous, you can take the trail down to the ruins themselves. Pretty area, and we did Simone exploring and photo shooting. I love this canyon!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The White House overlook is an accessible viewpoint along the paved south rim drive. You can see the White House ruin 600 feet below on the canyon floor. Many times you can also see water in the stream. There are restroom facilities at the parking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We viewed White House Ruins from both down in the canyon and from the upper Overlook. The view is magnificent from both locations. If you don't have a chance to get down into the canyon, you can still see the old cave dwelling from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

These are the only ruins you can hike to without a Navajo guide. They are easily seen from the lookout with little walking involved

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed June 4, 2018

It's 800' below and across the canyon to the ruins so your big telephoto lens or binoculars are a must here. Regardless, the viewpoint is spectacular and you can see the trail as it winds down out of the canyon. If you are taking the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WillandKate_11
Reviewed May 21, 2018

You can see the White House from this overlook with binoculars or a zoom camera. Otherwise it's too far away. The view is absolutely spectacular.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

This stop is important if you want to hike into Canyon de Chelly. This is the ONLY trail that does not require a guide, you are allowed to walk the trail on your own. If you do not want to walk the trail, take advantage...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rose H
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Another of the great viewpoint at the park along the South Rim Drive. This is especially important because you can start the White House Trail from here.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Andy K
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Response from WillandKate_11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all. We booked in advance and requested a particular guide from reading lots of favorable reviews. We didn't get him, just the grand old man of the tours and he was very good. That was Dave Wilson. Delbert was our... More