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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.

Nearby Attractions

We hope you will consider visiting the other National Parks on or near the Navajo Nation that are less than a day's drive.


Hubbell Trading Post NHS

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is about 40 minutes away. Located on Highway 264 in the town of Ganado, AZ. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/hutr.


Navajo NM

Navajo National Monument is about 2 hours away. Located off Highway 160 near Black Mesa, AZ. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/nava.

Did You Know?

Spider Rock

The name of Canyon de Chelly was derived from the misspelling and mispronunciation of the Navajo word for the canyon. The Navajos call the canyon "Tseyi" which is pronounced 'say-ee.' Eventually the word became "de Chelly" which is pronounced as 'de-shay'