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Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, the cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly include distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery while exhibiting remarkable preservation integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for study and contemplation. Canyon de Chelly also sustains a living community of Navajo people, who are connected to a landscape of great historical and spiritual significance.
The visitor center is open daily all year from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Christmas Day. The North and South Rim Drives and the White House Trail remain open all year.
NOTE: From March through November, the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings Time. The rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time all year.
The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.
From Flagstaff, AZ
Take I-40 east, then Hwy 191 north.
From Gallup, NM
Take Hwy 264 west, then Hwy 191 north.
From Kayenta, AZ
Take Route 59 southeast, then Hwy 191 south.