Fee Collection for Backcountry Permits
Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Dept (NPRD) has a new office at the Cottonwood Campground. NPRD who manages the canyon tour operations will be collecting fees for the backcountry permits starting May 1, 2014. Call NPRD at 928-674-2106 for information.
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Our young visitors can become an official Junior Ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument!
Canyon de Chelly is a great place for kids and families to learn about the cultural and natural resources as well as the importance of preserving them.
Come to the Visitor Center to pick up a free brochure, pencil and trash bag. Complete the activities and return the brochure to a Park Ranger to earn a badge, postcard, and booklet.
Family and friends are encouraged to help. Thank you for participating in this program just for kids!
Become a Webranger by completing the online activities while learning more about our National Parks. This is another great program just for kids!
Did You Know?
The name of Canyon de Chelly was derived from the misspelling and mispronunciation of the Navajo word for the canyon. The Navajos call the canyon "Tseyi" which is pronounced 'say-ee.' Eventually the word became "de Chelly" which is pronounced as 'de-shay'