Canyon De Chelly

You'll need to hire a Navajo guide to go along with you on this canyon-bottom experience.

Total Miles


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8 Hours
Technical Rating
3 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Summer/ Fall

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Trail Overview
Canyon De Chelly
This park sits entirely on Navajo tribal lands. Beautiful ruins, Native American writings and phenomenal scenery are just a few of the perks you'll experience here. You can take a guide along with you, or use a private company for a canyon tour, which can be arranged at the visitor center. There is camping available in the park for a fee. Pets are not allowed.
Your guide will give you an in-depth explanation of history, native customs, meaning of Indian writings, canyon geology and much more. We were impressed with our Native American guide, Benjamin.
Getting There
From Hwy. 191 in Chinle, head east 2.7 miles on Indian Rte. 7 to visitor center. Start is 0.2 miles past visitor center. Stay right downhill.
Contact for Current Conditions
Visitor center
(928) 674-5500