Arizona Map

Request Free Visitor Guides
  • Places To Go

    A summary of what Canyon de Chelly National Monument has to offer.

    Detailed overview for Canyon de Chelly National Monument, with custom maps, points of interest, and helpful things to know before you go.

    Summary list of destinations near Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Explore travel information for Arizona cities, towns, parks, regions and more.

    Coverage for every state in the United States.

    Explore neighboring countries (and soon countries throughout the world).

    Lake Havasu City

    There's good reason Lake Havasu City is such a popular Spring Break destination - set at the side of the lake of the same name, this town serves as a portal for all sorts of lake-based havoc wrecking, including long houseboat stays and speed-boating.

  • Things To Do

    Searchable list of Canyon de Chelly National Monument tour companies, guides and outfitters, rental companies and more.

    Full information on Canyon de Chelly National Monument Tourist Attractions, Scenic Drives and other easy vacation activities…

    Detailed information on active pursuits in Canyon de Chelly National Monument such as biking, hiking, golfing and much more.

    Searchable lists of Canyon de Chelly National Monument museums, parks, galleries, and more.

    Introduction to all the things to do in Arizona.

    Searchable list of tour companies, guides and outfitters, rental companies and more.

    Full information on Tourist Attractions, Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours and easy vacation activities..

    Detailed information on active pursuits such as biking, hiking, golfing and much more.

    Museums, parks, galleries, zoos, and everything else you could want to do in Arizona.

    Things To Do

    Between Arizona's national monuments and Grand Canyon National Park, there is good reason to consider a long sight-seeing drive through these parts.

    Learn More
  • Sleep + Eat

    Searchable listings of Canyon de Chelly National Monument hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more.

    Searchable listings of Canyon de Chelly National Monument RV parks and campgrounds.

    Searchable listings of Arizona hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more.

    Searchable listings of Arizona RV parks and campgrounds.

    Rent a RV or motor home, and start your vacation tour of Arizona.

    Searchable listings of Arizona restaurants, bars, diners, and more.

    Information on Real Estate in Arizona.

    Lodging and Hotels

    Use our easy Lodging Search to find exactly the type of accommodation you are looking for at the right price.

    Search Now
  • Travel Planning

    Request Free Travel brochures for Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Transportation companies, driving directions and more for Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Canyon de Chelly National Monument weather report, historic temperatures and climate info,…

    Travel and tourism books and maps for Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Searchable lists of Canyon de Chelly National Monument tourism offices and other helpful government agencies.

    Explore destinations near Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Request Free Travel brochures from destinations throughout Arizona.

    Travel articles related to Arizona…

    Transportation companies, airports and interactive maps for Arizona.

    Travel and tourism books and maps for Arizona.

    Basic facts about Arizona, including a guide to every city and town in Arizona.

    Searchable lists of Arizona tourism offices and other helpful government agencies.

    Tourism Planning

    To request Free Travel Planners, click on the image above.

    Learn More
  • Photos + Videos

    Searchable slide shows of Arizona photos.

    Searchable slide shows of Arizona videos.

    Searchable slide shows of Canyon de Chelly National Monument photos.

    Searchable slide shows of Canyon de Chelly National Monument videos.

    Photo and Video Gallery

    Browse photos and videos from across the state, take a virtual tour, search for the imagery you want to see.

    View Now
  • Map It!

Dine' Tah

No Media or Maps Available
If you are the owner/manager of this business and would like to improve your listing, please submit a request.
Basics
Length:
100.3 miles (161 km)
Time:
3 hours
Fees:
There are fees for commercial campgrounds and guided tours.

Description

The Dine' Tah "Among the People" Scenic Road consists of two roads in the Navajo Nation, from Chinle east to the NM border, and from Lupton north through Window Rock to the NM border. Telling the history of the Navajo Nation with cliffside dwellings and cliff art, the Dine'Tah gives a picture of what life was like centuries past. The route passes massive limestone arches carved into the rugged desert outback, and mountain peaks enveloped in pine forests and canyons. Spend the entire day driving or hiking the area to get a full picture of the different aspects of the Navajo culture.

The town of Chinle, with history dating back to the mid 19th Century, is also the gateway to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, home to several Anasazi ruins. The first roadside view is Massacre Cave Overlook, named for its dark history of a Spanish assault on Navajo women and children. From this overlook, visitors see a soaring cliff-ledge, broken in places by the green of a few hardy trees that tenaciously remain among the cliffs. Continue on horseback along the southern rim of the national monument where several more overlooks allow impressive views of the ruins, streams and vegetation in the canyon's bottom.

Hike along the narrow canyon pathways and admire the leaping antelope that adorn the cliff walls at the Antelope House Ruins. Many of the other ruins can be viewed either on foot or horseback on an old Anasazi trail from the Canyon's edge; the view along the canyon is immense. As the sunlight reflects off the white plastered walls of the cliffs, the ruins stand out and are clearly seen from the bottom of the trail. Visit the town of Window Rock to visit the Navajo Tribal Headquarters and as you hike the mile and a half trail to the dramatic arch, take in the dramatic view of the protruding red rocks around the town. The famous landmark claims prominence as one of only four areas where Navajo medicine men sought water for the Tohee or Waterway ceremony.

Visit the century old building of St. Michael's Mission, located above a verdant meadow on the slopes of Black Creek Valley. One of the earliest schools and missions, it was constructed to serve the Navajo people and the only Catholic school on the Navajo Nation. Now a museum, the building houses exhibits about the region's missionary and reservation life at the turn of the 19th century. The town of St. Michaels offers information and opportunities to tour many of the regional historic sites and purchase a souvenir of your trip.

Open land stretches out, accented with striking rock formations that break the endless sky along the byway. Full of stunning canyon art and the remnants of an ancient Navajo culture, see countless wonders along the Diné Tah "Among the People" Road.

Points of Interest Along The Way

Antelope Ruins (AZ)

Ancient ruins of the Anasazi, named for the pictures of antelope on the cliff walls near the ruins.

Canyon de Chelly Monument (AZ)

Canyon de Chelly National Monument encompasses several ancient Indian ruins as well as museum exhibits featuring the cultural history of the area. Located at the base of sheer red cliffs and within canyon wall caves are the ruins of several Indian villages built between AD 350 and 1300. Visitors to Canyon de Chelly National Monument have an opportunity to learn about local Southwestern Indian history through the centuries as it ranges from the earliest basketmakers to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today.

Chinle (AZ)

Chinle is a small but important Navajo city with a history dating back many years.

St. Michael's Mission (AZ)

Small city and location of one of the earliest schools and missions constructed to serve the Navajo people. Today it also includes a museum displaying early artifacts used by the priests and nuns.

Tsaile (AZ)

Tsaile is the home of the main branch of Dine' College, the oldest and largest tribally controlled college.

White House Ruins (AZ)

These ruins are what is left of the home of one group of the Anasazi, the "Ancient Ones" of the Navajo.

Length:
100.3 miles (161 km)
Time:
3 hours
Main Roads:
Indn Route 12
Fees:
There are fees for commercial campgrounds and guided tours.
Customizable Directions

Formatted DirectionsMap

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select a Free Visitor Guide below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Canyon de Chelly National Monument. More Visitor Guides are available in Arizona. Click here to view them all!

San Juan County San Juan County San Juan County
Southeast UtahSan Juan County is located in the Four Corners region of the southwest United States. Visitors come to experience the unique culture and natural history of the area.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.