Chinle is the gateway to Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “shay”) located on the Navajo Indian Reservation. The entire area is a tourist magnet attracting visitors from around the world to experience the prehistoric attractions of times long past. Be sure to visit the Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Simply a spectacular creation of nature and inhabited by the prehistoric Anasazi Indians for about a thousand years. Today it is a federally protected National Monument of over 700 ruin sites, petroglyphs and well-preserved cliff dwellings that attracts thousands of vacationers from around the world. Canyon de Chelly (shay) is the heart of the Navajo Indian Reservation where Navajos to this day farm the fertile valleys using methods of their prehistoric ancestors. Come experience the stunning red rock canyon and its amazing beauty. Come to walk in the footsteps of ancient times. For a particularly splendid vacation getaway experience, visit Footpath Journeys of Canyon de Chelly where Jon and Lupita McClanahan provide guided photo tours, custom and scheduled trips, a rental hogan and even camping gear rental.