• Farming in the canyon

    Canyon De Chelly

    National Monument Arizona

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  • 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.

Directions

Chinle, AZ
Chinle, Arizona
 

GETTING TO THE PARK

NOTE: Indian Route 7 is not recommended; the road is partially unpaved and unmaintained. GPS units and cell phone services are unreliable.

By Car

The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.

From Flagstaff, AZ, take I-40 East then Hwy 191 North.

From Gallup, NM, take Hwy 264 West then Hwy 191 North.

From Kayenta, AZ, take Route 59 Southeast then Hwy 191 South.

By Plane

International airports located in Phoenix, AZ (5 hours) or Albuquerque, NM (4 hours). Municipal airports located in Flagstaff, AZ (3 hours); Farmington, NM (2 hours) and Gallup, NM (1 1/2 hours). Local airstrip for medical transport only.

Other Public Transportation

Amtrak train stations and Greyhound bus stations located in Gallup, NM or Flagstaff, AZ.

Navajo Transit System operates buses throughout the Navajo Nation. Call 928-729-4002 for more information.

Did You Know?

Flags

Located on the Navajo Nation, Canyon de Chelly National Monument observes Daylight Savings Time. From March through November, the time is ONE HOUR AHEAD of Arizona. The Navajo Nation changes its time because the Navajo Nation is partly in New Mexico and Utah.