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    Jeep Tour

    by kop-queen Written Dec 24, 2009

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    There were 4 of us travelling together in 2009 so we decided to book our a jeep with guide. Dave was wonderful, very informative and interesting. We would have happily made it a 4 hour tour if our schedule wasn't so tight. My previous visit was in APril 2005 when we did a shake and bake tour and there was a lot of water in the canyon. This time was in November 2009 and there was not a drop to be seen.

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    Visit Canyon De Chelly

    by Basaic Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Sometime around 350 AD the Pueblo or Anasazi People entered the area now known as Canyon De Chelly. The Anasazi lived at the base of these sheer cliffs and in dwellings built into the canyon walls until around 1300 AD. 350 and 1300 AD at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves. These canyons are now the home of members of the Navajo Nation, who are connected to this landscape of great historical and spiritual significance. This area is one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America. Today, the Canyon De Chelly houses distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery, and is unique because it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land. The National Park Service in partnership with the Navajo Nation to manage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community. The National Monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1970. The Visitor Center is open daily all year from 8 AM to 5 PM, except for Christmas Day. The North and South Rim Drives and the White House Trail remain open all year, although accessibility is limited in the winter. Access to the north and south rim drives is free. You cannot drive into the canyon without a permit and a Navajo Guide. You also cannot hike into the canyon without a permit and a Navajo Guide except for the Whitehouse Ruins Trail.

    See My Canyon De Chelly Page.

    NOTE: From March through November, the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings Time. The rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time all year.

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    Canyon de Chelly - Bake & Shake Tours

    by kop-queen Written Jun 7, 2005

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    You can only enter the canyon with a Navajo guide and this can be arranged on foot or on an open topped lorry.

    Our guide/driver was wonderful, humerously telling us stories of battles and explaining the meaning of the different petroglyphs on the canyon walls as we toured the canyon floor.

    It turned out to be quite exciting as well - check out my intro and travelogue for the full story!

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    jeeptour or hiking

    by dila Written Jan 16, 2004
    standing cow

    canyon de chellly tours
    private tours in our jeeps
    3 hours minimum
    also offer
    hiking tours
    $20 per hour
    3 hours minimum
    special group tours by reservation
    tours in your vehicle
    $20 per hour
    3 hour minimum
    ( i think you better be carefull with a rented car and not all kind of car can drive through water,sand and mud)
    picture is taken at standing cow.
    the house you can see is from the parents of the guide his sister is born here.
    we had the tip to book here but we had a rented car.

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    Hiking tour through the...

    by NYMansour Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Hiking tour through the Canyon. Your guide will be a resident of the Chinle township/Navajo Reservation. You are not allowed to hike through the canyon without a Navajo guide.
    The hike brings you very close to the beautiful rock formations and dwellings as well as petroglyphs. Excellent photographic material!!!

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    The famous White House ruins,...

    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The famous White House ruins, I saw them first on the cover of a book called 'Our fascinating world' when I was about twelve years old. Little was I to know that I would see them in reality less than ten years later.

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    Meet the Locals

    by Basaic Written Aug 2, 2007

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    It is always wortwhile to try and meet a few of the locals like the Hostess at The Junction Restaurant or a couple of Navajo Kids selling Native American Crafts.

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