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Canyon de Chelly National Monument - Things to Know Before Visiting

Chinle, AZ, USA

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About Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation and lies in the Four Corners region. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the indigenous tribes that lived in the area, from the Ancestral Puebloans to the Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.


Attractions Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument

White House Overlook
White House Overlook0.71km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Sliding House Overlook
Sliding House Overlook3.51km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument

The Sliding House Overlook is located along the South Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. The location is one of seven overlooks that are spread out along the south rim of the monument. This is one of the few sites where there weren't any Navajo vendors selling their crafts.

Antelope House Overlook
Antelope House Overlook3.62km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument

The Antelope House Overlook is along the North Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. Upon reaching the parking area, it is a bit of a walk across sandstone with some steps to reach the fenced overlook. The view from here is marvelous in every direction. The real fun of this spot, though, is the large, mostly flat sandstone cap of the canyon walls that invite exploration.

Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly6.19km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. NPS works in partnership with the Navajo Nation to manage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community. it preserves ruins of the indigenous tribes that lived in the area, from the Ancestral Puebloans to the Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres.

Face Rock Overlook
Face Rock Overlook9.7km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument

The Face Rock Overlook is located along the South Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. The location is one of seven overlooks that are spread out along the south rim of the monument. There was only one lovely Navajo grandmother selling her wares at the trailhead.

Spider Rock
Spider Rock11.03km from Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Spider Rock is an American rock formation located in Apache County , Arizona . Culminating at 2,031 meters above sea level overlooking the Canyon de Chelly , it is protected within the Canyon de Chelly National Monument .

Where is Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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Apache County
Apache County
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Apache County is located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Most of the county is occupied by part of the federally recognized Navajo Nation and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, respectively. It also contains part of Petrified Forest National Park. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is entirely within the county and within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation.

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