Canyon De Chelly National Monument

 

Contact Information:

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
PO Box 588
Chinle, AZ 86503
(928) 674-5500

Additional Information:
Official Park Page

Need a place to stay?
Arizona Lodging

Books:
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyon De Chelly: Its People and Rock Art
Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon De Chelly
Four Corners : History, Land, and People of the Desert Southwest


Canyon De Chelly National MonumentReflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, the cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly--including distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery--exhibit remarkable preservational integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for study and contemplation.

Canyon de Chelly also sustains a living community of Navajo people, who are connected to a landscape of great historical and spiritual significance--a landscape composed of places infused with collective memory.

Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. NPS works in partnership with the Navajo Nation to manage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community.

Activities include auto tours, hiking, rock art viewing, interpretive exhibits and talks, horseback riding (by prior arrangement), picnicking and photography. The Visitor Center's museum exhibits feature the cultural history of the area.

 

Getting There:
The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.