Nowhere in Navajoland is the blend of past tradition and present culture more evident than Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The Navajo people still have a mystical bond to this redstone canyon that cuts an almost tropical path of trees and flowers through the desert.
Canyon de Chelly is home to several periods of Indian culture dating from 350 A.D. to 1300 A.D., and the 26-mile canyon’s sheer cliffs range from 30 to more than 1,000 feet, providing a spectacular backdrop for hundreds of Anasazi ruins, as well as modern Navajo homes and farms.
The visitor’s center offers details and maps to all of the canyon’s many world-famous sites, including Spider Rock, White House Ruins and Canyon del Muerto. From the sandy canyon floor by all-terrain vehicle, or from the rim on a self-guided tour by car, Canyon de Chelly is one of Navajoland’s most popular all-day adventures.
Managed by both – National Park Service & Navajo Tribal Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 558
Chinle, Arizona 86503
A 5-Star ★★★★★ Tour Company and has been the Trip Advisor 2011, 2013, 2014 Certificate of Excellence winner.
There are over 2,700 archeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon De Chelly National Monument. Only 13 of the 700 standing ruins have been stabilized, reinforced, or protected from degradation. Professional Navajo guides can teach you the history of the canyons and about the Anasazi, Hopi and Navajo peoples. Mr. Thomas offers more to visitors than just viewing the scenery, he also provides cultural consulting and lectures.
During your tour we will learn about the people and the events that went on in Canyon de Chelly. We will view the ruins of the early people, and admire their beautiful artwork in the forms of pictographs and petroglyphs, all created by the early people, which included the Hopi and the Navajo people.
• Private Jeep Tours Available.
• Canyon Jeep Tours
Leander Staley as the owner of Beauty Way Jeep Tours (formerly Canyon de Chelly Tours) and is the grandson of the first Navajo tour guide in Canyon de Chelly. His family has been providing tours through the beautiful and spiritual sights of Canyon de Chellysince 1930. Visitors will be personally guided by a knowledgeable Navajo guide through the history and legends of this mystical canyon with it’s magnificent ancient cliff dwellings, mysterious pictographs and petroglyphs. Driven in a 4×4 jeep, visitors will have plenty of opportunities during the tour for photo stops and sight seeing.