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Adventure, slick rock scrambles, wild horses and the occasional water. Petroglyphs and petrographs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea H
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Gorgeous Scenery!

We took one of the tours out of the Thunderbird Lodge. It is well worth the money to see the canyon... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Rose H
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El Paso, Texas
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This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian burials were discovered in 1882.
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Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adventure, slick rock scrambles, wild horses and the occasional water. Petroglyphs and petrographs tell the story of abundance and hardship.

1  Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We took one of the tours out of the Thunderbird Lodge. It is well worth the money to see the canyon from the canyon floor. We also took the drive and stopped at all of the Overlooks. It is worth the effort to see remaining...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This was the best hike I have ever taken, including a pretty spectacular one along the Amalfi Coast. The geography and history are fascinating and the views are drop dead gorgeous. You will walk in footholds used by the Anasazi.

Thank dmann533
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Take Justin's horseback ride into canyon del Muerto with your guide James. Dusty, but perfect weather mid April. Many pictographs and petroglyphs both Navajo and Ancient Ones. Ruins too. Highlight of our trip. If you want to get down and experience these canyons take a...More

Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

great overlook.I loved this part of my trip. There was no one there so you really could spend time and enjoy.

Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Canyon de Chelly north rim drive actually takes you along the Canyon del Muerto, and it is just as spectacular as the main canyon. There are some fantastic overlooks and fascinating places to be seen including the Mummy Cave and the Massacre Cave. Reading...More

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We were in a FWD driven by Kevin of Twin Trails Scenic Tours. He easily managed the sandy trails through this beautiful canyon filled with present and past life. It was particularly stunning with the brilliant yellow of the cottonwood trees.

Thank Feenixwest
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We were blown away by the number and quality of the ruins ("houses") in the cliffs, and the variety of the pictographs and petroglyphs in the canyon. Howard, our native guide (Speaking Rock Tours), was raised by his grandfather in the canyon in the "traditional"...More

2  Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

It's a bit of a scramble to get to the view point, but well worth the effort to see remaining ruins showing habitation and fortification. Good visibility from the viewpoint, enhanced by a good camera. Offers a sense of early habitation the canyon.

Thank Sassamatt
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Well worth a jeep tour to see the features and ruins and petroglyphs inside Canyon del Muerto. This is the other canyon...

Thank AptosAmy
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