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...more
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...more
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...more
canyon de chellly toursprivate tours in our jeeps3 hours minimumalso offerhiking tours $20 per hour3 hours minimumspecial group tours by reservationtours in your vehicle$20 per hour3 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...more
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!!!more
The first thing that struck me about the hotel was the staff. They were adequately friendly and...more
We stayed here in 2005 and again 2009. Excellent facilities and accomodation, comfy beds - Holiday...more
South Rim Canyon Drive, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Arizona, 86503, United States
Good for: Business
Decor includes photos of prominent locals to include beauty queens and rodeo participants. The menu at The Junction Restaurant has a huge variety of food. They have local specialties like Navajo Burgers and other types of food. I had fish and it was great. My friend Brian and I enjoyed it so much we returned for breakfast. I had a Southwestern...more
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At many of the stops along the Canyon De Chelly you will find Native Americans selling Native American art jewelry, etc.
What to buy: Native American artifacts. They may even be authentic.
What to pay: Bargin, bargin, bargin. You can probably get it cheaper if you try.
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking boots/shoes, light pants, hat for sun protection
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen
Photo Equipment: bring your camera!!!!
Miscellaneous: bring enough food and water to get you through 5 hours .... our hike ended up being 4 hours long. this was longer than most hikes.