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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Howard Smith's campground was comfortable and quiet with decent privacy between sites, a decent outhouse with flush, picnic tables and fire pits where you could have a decent fire. His dog Ashkee a white and tan Navajo dog was friendly and not imposing and was well-behaved. The dog would take a walk to a small rim with you and did...

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Basic, primitive, funky, in pretty setting that in the rain becomes a super muddy, slippery mess. Would be best for non-traditional campers, not those used to paved campgrounds with amenities.Husband liked it better than I did but we also were there only in rainstorm which affected our ability to enjoy the setting. Camp dog was adorable however.

Thank midgemom
Reviewed 25 July 2015

It's the only real campground at Canyon de Chelly. The official one (Cottonwood) is just outside the actual park and is near a stream on a field, which means zillions of mosquitoes. It's really pretty disappointing that there is no campground, especially a simple primitive one, on the rim of the canyon. Instead there are lots of hotels outside the...

5Thank Tobi D
Asheville, NC, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very satisfied with this campground. Was looking for a place away from town and this was perfect. Campsite adequate. The hogans look good. And the owner, Howard, was great. It rained hard the first night, and Howard came to see if I wanted to stay in a hogan that was open, in case the rain was too much. He also...

1Thank W McFarland B
Reviewed 13 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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

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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.”
K759BUmarkm, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get the hogan!”
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
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.”
jks2013, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The large hogan is awesome.”
Jasneski, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
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