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It is a relativly long drive for the three lookouts along the north rim, but its worth taking the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy P
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Views of ruined cliff dwellings!

There are 3 overlooks of the canyon on the North Rim drive,(34 miles round trip) with overlooks of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy171717
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Vicenza, Italy
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A scenic drive through the Canyon de Chelly.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a relativly long drive for the three lookouts along the north rim, but its worth taking the time. From the parking areas you still need to walk to the lookouts. Not something for the less able. The views into the canyon are amazing.

1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 3 overlooks of the canyon on the North Rim drive,(34 miles round trip) with overlooks of impressive cliff dwellings.

1  Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Do the drive and stop at every overlook and do as many of the short walks as possible. There is so much to see and the views are spectacular

1  Thank 1234Col
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This remote road takes you to the less visited side of Canyon de Chelly. Antelope House has some nice views, and the Mummy Cave Area was pretty cool too. Don’t expect to be overwhelmed by stunning beauty, but the views are nice, and the view...More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The morning sunlight illuminates the canyon walls on the opposite side as well as the canyon floor. The Antelope House Ruin hike to the overlook is well-marked and an easy hike.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Most visitors stick to the south rim drive and its viewpoints. The paved north rim drive drive starts east of Chinle at the bridge over Chinle Wash at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly. The cliffs rise quickly as the road climbs and crosses a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The North Rim Drive has overlooks for Mummy Cave Ruin and Massacre Ruin. Both are best viewed in the afternoon to get some sunlight into the alcoves.

Thank S3Evans
Reviewed 14 May 2018

When you come to Canyon de Chelly, make sure you leave yourself enough time to see ALL of the canyon - drives on both the North and South Rims, a tour inside the canyon with a tour operator. This is not a place you want...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This drive has fewer stops and takes less time than the south rim drive. Based on input from other travelers, we did the south rim drive in the evening to capture the views at evening light. We spent the night nearby, then did the north...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is your choice for a morning dive as morning is the best time for photos. It provides you with a completely different view of The Canyon from the South Rim Drive and shows just how diverse The Canyon actually is. Remember, This is Navajo...More

1  Thank Paul G
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