|What is it?
||Canyon de Chelly National Monument preserves an ancient community of Ancestral Puebloan people on the cliff walls of a deep canyon!
|What makes it beautiful?
||Beyond the colors of the sandstone, the cottonwoods, and the bright blue sky, this canyon is remarkable for at a place where the past and present coexist. A short walk down to White House Ruin will take you to the doorstep of the canyon’s former residents with opportunities to chat with the current ones! If you’re lucky, one of the local dogs might volunteer to guide you up or down trail!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
|Where is this place?
||The visitor center is on Indian Rte 7
2.7 miles east of US 191
Chinle, AZ 86503
From Flagstaff: ~172mi (277km) — 2.9hrs
From Phoenix: ~294mi (474km) — 4.9hrs
From Tucson: ~345mi (556km) — 5.8hrs
From Yuma: ~476mi (767km) — 8hrs
|When should I go?
||The park is open all year, while the visitor centor is open daily from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM except on national holidays! Just remember that the Navajo Nation doesn’t follow the same time zone rules as the rest of Arizona!