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Address: Chinle, AZ 86503
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.

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Beautiful, serene--unique among the nearby canyons

We spent half a day at Canyon de Chelly and were struck by its unique beauty. We had recently visited Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Monument Valley and were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Massachusetts, USA
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent half a day at Canyon de Chelly and were struck by its unique beauty. We had recently visited Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Monument Valley and were not sure we would see anything that differed. It was quieter, visited by fewer tourists, and very serene. More green on the walls and floor of the canyon. There... More 

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Kelseyville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The name is really miss leading! On the map it says National Monument maybe that's why we passed it by so many times. It was off the highway a few miles. In my opinion it seems like it should be one of the National Parks. Arizona was covered on different vacations because it crossed some of the paths of other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we saw this -in many ways it was just as stunning as the Grand Canyon. The smaller size makes it more accessible. We were.not prepared for how beautiful it is. We went out in the early morning to spider rock oberview. Because we were the only people there at that time it seemed entirely for our benefit. I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, removed from heavily traveled, touristy places, is to the most critical eye, Beautiful! We spent two days here over Thanksgiving, recording unforgettable scenery and vistas that rival and surpass many of the most popular must- see places in the southwest. Its remoteness adds to the mystery and allure, and once here you will see and appreciate what all... More 

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is beautiful and stunning. The cost of the rim road is free. There are Navajo led tours of the valley but didn't take one so can't comment on those.

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Thank photollew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The canyon park is a contrast to the grandeur of the Grand Canyon as it is much more a human story and scale. We traveled to the rim view points that are beautiful vistas of the canyon and the distant valley and mesa. The farms below and life of the Navajo in the canyon is very interesting. A trip into... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This monument is in a remote area on the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, about 90 minutes from Monument Valley. The park protects a stunning, rugged red rock canyon that shelters several ancient cliff dwellings. The majestic 800-ft. tall sandstone pillar named "Spider Rock" is its most famous geologic wonder. We have visited the monument twice, with almost 30 years... More 

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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