Canyon de Chelly National Monument

More than 5,000 years ago, Ancestral Puebloans lived in the canyons at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, growing crops with the help of the natural water sources. They built homes in alcoves high on the sheer cliffs, taking advantage of the safety and shade. When you visit the monument today, you can see the remarkable remains of these cliff dwellings. The entire park is owned by the Navajo Nation and managed in partnership with the National Park Service. This unique arrangement gives you the opportunity to tour the canyon with a Navajo guide or a park ranger. Access is limited to protect the land and the families who live in the canyon, but a single self-guided hiking trail and two scenic drives are open to everyone.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Much of the land around Canyon de Chelly National Monument is part of the Navajo Nation, which means that camping opportunities are few and far between. Most options are rustic, so an RV is the perfect way to enjoy a comfortable stay while you explore the stunning Arizona landscape. If you don't have an RV, a rental from RVshare is a great alternative. Choose one near you or near Canyon de Chelly to find the perfect option for your crew.

RV Rentals Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Access to Canyon de Chelly National Monument is highly controlled; a single hike and two driving routes are open to the public. If you want to venture farther into the canyon, you must book a tour with one of the Navajo Nation's approved operators. These tours are an exciting way to discover the rich history and culture of the region in the company of a Navajo guide. Choose from hiking, Jeep, camping, and horseback tours.

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How To Get To Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in the northeastern corner of Arizona. The easiest way to get there is to take AZ-191 north from I-40 or south from AZ-60. When you get to Chinle, take Highway Route 7 east until you reach the park.


Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503

Fee: Entry Fee (per person)

There is no entry fee.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers a peek at the extraordinary culture and sophisticated buildings of Ancestral Puebloans. Here, you can explore a landscape that's been occupied for more than 5,000 years and discover the rich traditions that have been passed down through the generations. With an RV, it's easy to explore the park and create a comfortable home base year-round.