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.
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 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 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?
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'