Chinle (Navajo: Chʼínílį́) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona. The name in Navajo means "flowing out" and is a reference to the location where the water flows out of the Canyon de Chelly. The population was 4,518 at the 2010 census.
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Red cliff and canyon walls that are home to ancient Indian ruins.
Another one of my bucket list places to see and I loved it. Did the north and south loop drives and it took us maybe 2 hours total to do both. (So don't believe the brochure times, they say 2 hours each). We would get out at each spot, look around, take a few pictures, and then move on the next spot. Going to get in shape and come back sometime to do the White House Ruins Trail.
The north loop has a small (quarter to half mile) trail that takes you down to a drop off with ruin views. Hubby and I did that in our out of shape overweight bodies and did just fine. It was a little huff and puff coming back but not bad at all. If us overweight and fat people can do, then almost anyone can.
We entered from the west end in Chinle. Apparently there is a east entrance also that can take another several hours to get to.
5 based on 261 reviews
A dramatic 800-foot monolith that was formed more than 230 million years ago.
Great to see but very far away from the rest of the park. Takes an additional 20 mins to drive to and the area is somewhat sketchy. Lovely to see though.
4.5 based on 288 reviews
A self-guided 2.5-mile hiking trail in Canyon de Chelly.
This is the only public access to the Canyon. Very scenic all the way down (unfortunately, you've got to come back up, but it's not bad at all). Much of the trail was carved into the sandstone rock wall. You also go through a couple of tunnels. The view of the White House Ruins and being down in the Canyon makes it all worth it. Especially in the summer, recommend hiking this early in the morning when it's cool, or perhaps in late afternoon when the climb back up will be shaded.
4.5 based on 271 reviews
A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de Chelly.
The South Rim Drive is the one I would take! There are great vantage points that are all easy to stop at and get out for a short easy walk! .I would drive ALL the way to the end and then make your stops on the way back.It will probably take about 2 hours if you get out at all the stops!
4.5 based on 115 reviews
Site where the Anastazis lived in Canyon de Chelly 700 to 800 years ago before they vanished.
This ruin on two levels can be approached by a trail the starts on the South Rim but I thought better up close in a FWD driven by a Navajo guide. It's fenced off but we got some good viewing anyway. Venders have tables nearby but are not aggressive. Good pit stop.
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A scenic drive through the Canyon de Chelly.
There are some lesser sights on this side of the Canyon de Chelly, but that's not saying it's not worthwhile. There is the Mummy Cave and Antelope House and Massacre House. Best seen in the morning.
4.5 based on 78 reviews
Scenic stop along the South Rim Drive in Canyon de Chelly.
This is an amazing place to view the canyon and ruins in Canyon de Chelly. The red rocks against the green of the canyon and the river are simply an amazing viewing experience. Visiting Canyon de Chelly is well worth the time to visit if you are in the area even if you just observe from the overlooks and don't do any trails or tours.
5 based on 49 reviews
This "Canyon of the Dead" is where the remains of prehistoric Indian burials were discovered in 1882.
We had a wonderful guide, Francine, who knew all the history, having been born there and Native American, knew all of the confusing paths and roads and didn't get us lost, added humor to her tour, and was able to discuss some of the ongoing conflicts with the US Government. That being said, contact Leon Skyhorse for more information about tours. He and his guides are rated as some of the best.
Would visit again in a heartbeat.
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Anastazi ruins located in Canyon de Chelly.
Even though both Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto literally boast ruins galore,Antelope House ruin is a grat site to visit - with a native guide on a guided tour -since the ruin, in contrast to most of the others in the twin canyons, is on ground level and not tucked away halfway up a sheer cliff, hudndreds of feet both off the ground and below the rim, nestling on shelves beneath overhangs ... Like the lower part of the White House complex, you can walk right up to Antelope House.
4 based on 28 reviews
Two adjacent caves hold the largest Indian ruin complex at Canyon de Chelly with over 90 rooms.
Mummy Cave is prtty far up the canyon, and itis only accessible by guided tour - on an open truckeor on horseback. The site can also be seen from its viewpoint up on the rim off the north rim drive. Bring binocularsif you have any, and you need a lens with a good zoom.
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