At the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves
are ruins of Indian villages built between AD 350 and 1300. Canyon de
Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern
Indian history from the earliest basketmakers to the Navajo Indians who
live and farm here.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., October to April; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May to September.
PLANE - Albuquerque and Phoenix Airports are about 4 hour drives away
CAR -The park is about 3 miles from Chinle, Arizona, off US Hwy 191
Weather & Climate
Mild during winter, Hot During Summer
Visitor Center is accessible
Open All Year
Campsites are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis year-round. Reservations for group sites of 15 or more people can be made by contacting the Monument. No reservations are accepted for RV groups. Backcountry camping is allowed with an authorized guide.
Visit visitor center for history of early human settlement in the area. Scenic drive around the Canyon. Hiking is also available.