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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Highlights:


  • Sculpted by time and Mother Nature, rock formations and canyon walls breathtaking in their singular beauty.

  • Still occupied by Navaho families reflecting continuous, uninterrupted habitation for more than 5000 years; longer than any location on the Colorado Plateau. Just outside Chinle, a must see stop on your Northern Arizona visit.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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There are no fees to access the more than 10 scenic rim overlooks. One trail available to visitors without fee or guide.  Interior tours require a guide and a permit and fees will vary. Other options are overnight camping (first come, first available; call ahead),  or commercial tours


 

Visitor center is open daily 8AM-5pm


Fun facts: The Navajos call the canyon "Tseyi-say-ee" which translates to "inside the rock".  However difficulty with the native language, mispronunciation and misspeilling created the Canyon de Chelly (pronounced "de-shay") used today.



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Call 928.674.5500
Come visit us! Canyon de Chelly, Chinle , AZ - 86503,US

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