Plan Your Visit
Navajo families live in the park, so canyon tours require an authorized guide and backcountry permit, but self-guided tours do not. Be advised entering the canyon is at your own risk.
Begin at the Visitor Center featuring a bookstore and silversmith demonstration area. An orientation video is available in the lobby. Pick up a map and other information for self-guided activities and canyon tours.
The Visitor Center and parking lot gates close at 5:00 p.m. Visitors are urged not to leave vehicles in the parking lot overnight. For detailed information, click on Things To Do.
SUGGESTIONS IF YOU HAVE
2 Hours - Visit all 7 overlooks on South Rim Drive OR visit all 3 overlooks on North Rim Drive.
1/2 Day - Visit all 10 overlooks on South and North Rim Drive OR Visit the South Rim Drive and hike the White House Trail OR join a half day guided tour.
1 Day - Visit all 10 overlooks on South and North Rim Drives plus hike the White House Trail OR visit all 10 overlooks plus join a half day guided tour OR join an all-day guided tour.
2 Days - Visit all 10 overlooks on the South and North Rim Drives, hike the White House Trail AND join an all-day guided tour.
Did You Know?
Canyon de Chelly National Monument requires pets to be on a leash when outdoors. Pets on a leash can be at the overlooks, in the campground or parking lots. For the safety and health of your pet, pets are not permitted on any trail or in the canyon even when using your own vehicle on a tour.