Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Nearby and Resources

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Cities & Towns

  • Ganado, Arizona: 31 miles south.
  • Window Rock, Arizona: 29 miles east.
  • Chinle, Arizona: 2 miles west.
  • Holbrook, Arizona: 111 miles southwest.
  • Winslow, Arizona:143 miles southwest.
  • Gallup, New Mexico: 82 miles east.
  • Sanders, Arizona: 74 miles south.
  • Tuba City Arizona: 126 miles west.

Parks & Monuments

Hubbell Trading Post

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

Historic & Points of Interest

  • Chaco Culture National Historic Site: 165 miles east.
  • Navajo Tribal Museum (Window Rock)
  • St. Michael's Historical Museum (Window Rock)
  • Homolvi Ruins State Park (Winslow)
  • Meteor Crater: 22 miles west of Winslow.


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Canyon de Chelly National Monument Video
Canyon de Chelly NM offers the opportunity to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest Anasazi to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today. Its primary attractions are ruins of Indian villages built between 350 and 1300 AD at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves.

Glen Canyon Dam
Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

Lees Ferry
Due to the shale deposits which slope gently to the river here, Lees Ferry was the only place to cross the Colorado River for 260 miles until the Navajo Bridge was built across Marble Canyon in 1927. Join DesertUSA as we explore this historic site.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Video
The movie Stagecoach, in 1939 introduced two stars to the American public, John Wayne, and Monument Valley. Visiting Monument Valley gives you a spiritual and uplifting experience that few places on earth can duplicate. Take a look at this spectacular scenery in this DesertUSA video.

Oatman AZ & the Wild Burros Video
Oatman is a fun place to visit -- an authentic old western town with burros roaming the streets and gunfights staged on weekends. The burros are tame and can be hand fed. Enjoy an exploration!




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