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    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.

Schedule Of Events

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Ranger led hike into the canyon
 

FREE EVENTS

Check for details at the Visitor Center.
Sign up sheet for hikes at the Visitor Center.
Sign up in person; first 15 people.

MARCH: Archeology Month; Free hikes and programs

APRIL 1: Park's Birthday; Refreshments served to celebrate establishment of Canyon de Chelly NM

APRIL 19-27: National Park Week; Free hikes and programs

MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY: Summer Activites; Free hikes and programs

JUNE 1: Treaty Day; Special programs about the Navajo Long Walk

AUGUST 25: Founder's Day; Special program about creation of the NPS agency

SEPTEMBER 29: Public Lands Day; Clean up at Tsaile and Wheatfields Lake

OCTOBER 31: Halloween Costume Contest; Photo taken of kids in costume; 1st to 4th place receive gift certificates

NOVEMBER: Native American Heritage Month; Special programs offered during month
 

!KNOW YOUR LIMIT!

  • Hikes are moderately strenuous to strenuous.
  • Hikes can involve some climbing; hiking up/down uneven slick rock; and through sand, mud, and water.
  • Be prepared with water, snacks, personal first aid kit and insect repellent.
  • Wear hiking boots, hat and dress in layers.
  • Weather can be unpredictable - rain, snow, dust storms, and heat.

DO NOT ATTEMPT HIKES IF YOU HAVE OR HAD RECENT SURGERY, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, KNEE OR BACK INJURIES, DIFFICULTY CLIMBING STAIRS OR FEAR OF HEIGHTS.

Did You Know?

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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.