Chinle Journals

Canyon de Chelly, AZ

A September 2002 trip to Chinle by grimmts

Quote: First of all, it's prounounced "de Shay". The name is derived from a Spanish word for canyon. There are actually two canyons at Canyon de Chelly....Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto. Both are stunning. Red rock, towering cliffs, Indian ruins and petroglyphs.

Canyon de Chelly, AZ

Overview

Quote:
You can drive to overlooks into each canyon. The Navajo people sell their handmade wares at most of the overlooks. The sandstone rock is extremely easy to hike on. There are Navajo hogans at the bottom of the canyon with no electricity or running water where the Indians have been farming for hundreds of years. Quick Tips: While there are many easily-accessible overlooks to look down at the canyon, you must hire a Navajo guide to go INTO the canyon. There are "shake and bake" tours, with open-air, all-terrain vehicles; or you can take your own 4-wheel drive vehicle. Trust us, DON'T take your own vehicle! The sand on the canyon floor is VERY hard to drive on when it's dry, let alone when ...Read More

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Attraction | "Canyon de Chelly"

Quote:
The sandstone rocks that make up Canyon de Chelly are so easy to hike on. It's like Mother Nature etched steps everywhere. Just be careful not to get too close to the edge!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2002

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, Arizona

About the Writer

grimmts

grimmts
Wadsworth, Ohio

Chinle Tips & Stories

Chuska Mountains