Canyon de Chelly National Monument

STEP BACK IN TIME AT CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT. STEEP CANYON WALLS CRADLE HUNDREDS OF ANCIENT PUEBLO RUINS. GET UP CLOSE WITH A HIKE OR PLAN A GUIDED TOUR TO SEE EVEN MORE SCENIC VIEWS.

History & Nature

Recognized as one of the longest continually inhabited landscapes in North America, see pueblo ruins built between 350 and 1300 A.D. – as well as a contemporary Navajo Indian community that still inhabits the canyon floor, herding sheep during the summer months.

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Things to Do

Two self-guided drives extend from the visitor center and follow the rims of the canyon. At the end of the South Rim Drive, take in the sights from the popular Spider Rock overlook, featuring the park’s signature geological formation.

There’s plenty more to see. Lace up your hiking boots and explore White House Ruins trail on your own, or enlist the services of a guide to access more of the canyon, most of which requires the accompaniment of a park ranger or authorized Navajo guide.

 

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Take advantage of one of Canyon de Chelly’s many campsites in the Cottonwood Campground. Or stay at one of the hotels in Chinle.

Hours & Pricing

Visitor Center: Open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 

Scenic Drives: Free

Self-Guided Hike: Free

Ranger Led Programs: Free

Canyon Tours: Please visit the website for more information.

Camping: Please visit the website for more information.

For More Information

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
PO Box 588
Chinle, AZ 86503
(928) 674-5500

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