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Great overlooks - best viewed in the afternoon.

Lighting makes this rim drive better in the afternoon. Spider Rock is the star, but all the other... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Maple Grove, Minnesota

There were many viewing points on the South rim Drive. You look down into the Canyon from above... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Richard L
Clifton, New Jersey
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A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de Chelly.
Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Lighting makes this rim drive better in the afternoon. Spider Rock is the star, but all the other overlooks are great too. It is a must to stop at everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

There were many viewing points on the South rim Drive. You look down into the Canyon from above and the views were fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard L
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I was tired after the 3 hour tour up the canyon in the morning; however, my daughter wanted to take this drive. I'm so glad she insisted because the views over the canyon are spectacular. Whereas in the morning we were closed in by the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We drove around the south rim and it was beautiful. Even if you don’t want to take a tour, the free drive was worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A wonderful road which takes you about two hours in case you want to stop at all view points. One surprise after the other and fantastic views on every corner! Is this a helpful review? Then please give me a "Thumbs up Thank FrankGeisler" by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank FrankGeisler
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

While we stopped at all of the locations on the South Rim, dont miss Junction which has a sweeping panoramic view. Spider Rock is also a must stop. I think we spent between 3 and 4 hours not including the White House trail hike.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

A drive with many stops to see the views of the canyon. Spectacular views. Some you need to take short walks to the lookouts. Not all are easily accessable. The end point is a view of the famous spider rock.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

There are 7 overlooks on the 37 mile round trip South Rim Drive, with gorgeous panoramic views of the canyon. Great for sunset pictures!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We drove the North Rim and stopped at a couple of stops before heading to the South Rim which is much prettier. Definitely drive it either early morning or in the evening to watch the sunset. Spectacular views!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Piper58
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I found this drive more interesting than the north rim drive. Stop at every overlook and walk as many of the short hikes or walks that you can. It is well worth it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 1234Col
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6 January 2019|
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Response from 1234Col | Reviewed this property |
The south rim drive is split in two if u put the visitors centre in the middle. If you travel west from visitors centre you cannot go all the way and have to jump on a blue line bus and then a red one which takes you to all... More
29 March 2017|
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Response from kate_wyn | Reviewed this property |
I can only answer part of this but hope it helps! We did the whole South Rim in a morning, spending 30-ish minutes at most of the stops...longer at Spider Rock and White House Overlook (amazing!). We didn't do any of the... More
11 November 2016|
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Response from sagesparrow | Reviewed this property |
We did South Rim just before sunset, was wonderful. So I expect North Rim would be good in the am? And yes the canyon is worth the time and bucks. We did the 5 hour trip with Colleen Hunter, Bobby Vanwinkle's niece. She was... More