Canyon De Chelly

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

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Trail Overview

This park sits entirely on Navajo tribal lands. Beautiful ruins, Indian 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. It is simple to do, just head to the Visitor Center. There is camping available in the park for a fee. Pets are not allowed.


Easy: 4WD, high clearance required. Soft sand, water crossings, ruts, steep spots. In rare situations, canyon closes from high water.


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.

Access Description

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.