Welcome to Canyon de Chelly National ­Monument


Navajos arrived here in the 1700s, using it for farming and as a stronghold and retreat for their raids on other tribes and Spanish settlers; today it's administered for the tribe by the NPS. But if these cliffs could talk, they'd also tell stories of great violence and tragedy. In 1805, Spanish soldiers killed scores of Navajo hiding in what's now called Massacre Cave. In 1864 thousands of Navajos took refuge from the US Army here. Starved out, the survivors were forced to march 300 miles – the Long Walk – to Fort Sumner in New Mexico. Four years later, they returned.


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Canyon de Chelly National ­Monument activities

$94.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Apache County, ArizonaCanyon de Chelly has over 2700 archeological sites with over 700 standing ruins. The canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the United States and all Authorized Guides are certified by the National Park Service. We offer two types of Tours, a Group or a Private Tour. The Group Tour is with other People and it's a 3 hour tour only. Private Tours, you decide how many hours you want to spend in the canyon. There are plenty of Rock Art and Ruins and hear the History and Culture of the Ancestral Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo Indians.Duration: 3 hours

$265 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour 1-3 People

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Apache County, ArizonaCanyon de Chelly has over 2700 archeological sites with over 700 standing ruins. The canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the United States and all Authorized Guides are certified by the National Park Service. Canyon De Chelly Tours won the TripAdvisor HALL of FAME Award this year (2018). We offer two types of Tours, a Group or a Private Tour. The Group Tour is with other People and it's a 3 hour tour only. Private Tours, you decide how many hours you want to spend in the canyon. There are plenty of Rock Art and Ruins and hear the History and Culture of the Ancestral Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo Indians.Duration: 4 hours

$300 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour 4 People

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Apache County, ArizonaCanyon de Chelly has over 2700 archeological sites with over 700 standing ruins. The canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the United States and all Authorized Guides are certified by the National Park Service. Canyon De Chelly Tours won the TripAdvisor HALL of FAME Award this year (2018). We offer two types of Tours, a Group or a Private Tour. The Group Tour is with other People and it's a 3 hour tour only. Private Tours, you decide how many hours you want to spend in the canyon. There are plenty of Rock Art and Ruins Duration: 4 hours

$330 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour 5-6 People

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Apache County, ArizonaCanyon de Chelly has over 2700 archeological sites with over 700 standing ruins. The canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the United States and all Authorized Guides are certified by the National Park Service. Canyon De Chelly Tours won the TripAdvisor HALL of FAME Award this year (2018). We offer two types of Tours, a Group or a Private Tour. The Group Tour is with other People and it's a 3 hour tour only. Private Tours, you decide how many hours you want to spend in the canyon. There are plenty of Rock Art and Ruins and hear the History and Culture of the Ancestral Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo Indians.Duration: 4 hours

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