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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.

Fees & Reservations


There is no entrance fee to visit the overlooks or hike the White House Trail. The park does appreciate donations. Donations can be made at the park bookstore.

Parks across the country have no entrance fees on certain days. Click here for No Entrance Fee Days.


COTTONWOOD CAMPGROUND: The Navajo Parks and Recreation Department (NPRD) manages the campground. Nightly fee. Call 928-674-2106 for more information.

BACKCOUNTRY PERMITS: The Navajo Parks and Recreation Department (NPRD) manages Canyon Tour Operations. Per person fee. Call 928-674-2106 for more information.

CANYON TOURS: Private companies charge fees for canyon tours. Contact tour companies directly for rates and reservations.


Most special events in the park require a Special Use Permit, issued only after the park determines that the activity will not damage the park's resources; will not disrupt the visitors' experience, or is not against the purpose for which the park was established.

Events such as commercial filming and photography, weddings and large group events may be charged adminstrative fees and may require liability insurance. Please read CAREFULLY the information in the links below and submit a complete application packet WELL IN ADVANCE.

Information for Special Events

Information for Commercial Filming and Photography


Did You Know?


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.