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.
Interested in volunteering at Canyon de Chelly? Volunteers can serve as Campground Hosts, Maintenance Helpers, Information Assistants and other positions. For more information regarding the volunteer program at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, please contact us.
To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.volunteer.gov/gov
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'