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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. During severe weather, the Visitor Center may open at a later time or be closed for the day.
The North and South Rim Drives and the White House Trail remain open all year. The roads are paved and accessible by vehicle (4-wheel drive is not required).
From March through November, the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings Time when the time will be the same as Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time all year.
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.