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Best time of day for jeep tour?

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Best time of day for jeep tour?

My family (husband and 2 kids, ages 11 and 13) and I will be visiting Canyon de Chelly in the first half of August and would like to take a jeep tour (probably a private tour). I was hoping for recommendations on the best time for such a tour. Are we better off going in the morning (9) or in mid- or late afternoon? I saw one suggestion that 1 or 4 pm is better than the morning because the sun is higher later in the day. I am wondering about people's experiences with tour time, particularly at this time of the year.

Thanks so much,

Allison in Boston

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1. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

I'd choose morning in August to beat the heat and possible afternoon showers.

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2. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

Take the morning start in August. By the time you actually get well into the canyon where the walls are really high the sun will be way high enough

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3. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

Thanks so much, RedRox and Esty666. That all makes sense, and we really appreciate the info. We will go ahead and arrange for a morning tour.

Take care,

Allison in Boston

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4. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

What about in April?

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5. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

In April mid day to afternoon would be my choice.

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6. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

be prepared for possible dust storms in april. it is not always so pleasant that time of year. the best time weatherwise to visit is mid september.

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7. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

My family will be taking a tour in early July - does the weather or lighting make any difference to the time of tour we schedule? Also, do you have a recommendation of tour guide/company?

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8. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

I like Adam Teller at Antelope House Tours. Call and book him well in advance you'll need at least a half day for an inner canyon tour. He uses an air conditioned vehicle.

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9. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

please can anyone recommend the best time of day for a jeep tour in October? Thank you

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10. Re: Best time of day for jeep tour?

Clareacer, where are you contemplating your jeep tour? This thread is about Canyon de Chelly. Are you going there?

You would be wise to Ask A Question to start a new thread. Do it in the forum that is relative to your destination.