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Great views

I was tired after the 3 hour tour up the canyon in the morning; however, my daughter wanted to take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Excellent views

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio FL
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“south rim”(54 reviews)
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A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de Chelly.
Chinle, AZ
+1 928-674-5500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ken M
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.

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!

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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!

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

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The South Rim drive takes you to some of the best views of Canyon de Chelly. We visited both in the evening and in the morning, and the different colors throughout the day makes this an ever changing landscape. The colors in the late afternoon...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We had already taken the jeep tours inside the canyon and did the south rim drive after visiting Canyonlands, Arches NP and Monument Valley, so though it was enjoyable, we were a bit fatigued at the end of the trip. If you have time for...More

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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
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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