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Canyon de Chelly National Monment is located on Navajo land in northeastern Arizona, near the town of Chinle, AZ. It's known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and the ancient ruins of cliff dwellings, many of which are perched within seemingly inaccessible alcoves high on steep canyon walls. For information on Canyon de Chelly, look at the National Park Service website at: Canyon de Chelly. This page has photos of Spider Rock, the cliff dwellings called Anasazi, White House, Antelope House, and Mummy Caves. Larger version of these photos Canyon de Chelly National Monument can be viewed by using a mouse rollover, or using the Slideshow below. See all TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo showing Rio de Chelly in 



Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Canyon de Chelly #5816
The Rio de Chelly was responsible for creating Canyon de Chelly, a canyon with vertical walls that now stand up to 1000 feet above the river in the canyon floor.

landscape photo of Canyon de Chelly 



National Monument in Arizona.
Canyon de Chelly #5828
This is one of the beautiful views into the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. By the way, pronunciation is "Canyon de Shay".

photo of White House ruins in 



Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
White House Cliff Dwelling #5829
The ancient White House ruins are some of the most spectacular in the canyon. These anasazi ruins date to about 1200 AD. The trail to White House ruins is the only one that does not require a Navajo guide.

landscape photo of sandstone formations 



in Canyon de Chelly National Park.
Canyon de Chelly #5831
These enormous reddish-brown formations are the de Chelly sandstone typical of this area.

landscape photo of Canyon de Chelly 



from the south rim road.
Canyon de Chelly #5839
This is a view of Canyon de Chelly from the south rim road.

landscape photo looking down onto 



the Canyon de Chelly valley floor.
Canyon de Chelly #5850
Except for the White House Ruins trail, a Navajo guide is required to visit the canyon floor. One of the options is to hire a guide and do a horseback tour.

landscape photo showing the sheer 



canyon walls of Canyon de Chelly.
Canyon de Chelly #5853
The thousand foot tall sheer canyon walls are an awe-inspiring sight.

photo of Anasazi ruins in Canyon de 



Chelly National Monument.
Canyon de Chelly #5889
This photo shows Anasazi ruins sitting along the edge of a sheer cliff in Canyon de Chelly.

scenic photo of Antelope House 



ruins in Canyon de Chelly.
Antelope House Ruins #5895
Antelope House ruins sit at the foot of a tall, sheer cliff in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. These Anasazi ruins are about 800 years old.

photo of Antelope House ruins in 



Canyon de Chelly.
Antelope House Ruins #5896
Between 1100AD and 1300AD the Anasazi indians built the first high rise buildings in North America. At some sites, five-story tall buildings still stand.

photo of the Mummy Cave ruins in 



Canyon de Chelly.
Mummy Caves #4
These Anasazi ruins had as many as 80 or 90 rooms during its peak.

landscape photo of Spider Rock in 



Canyon de Chelly.
Spider Rock #5866
Spider Rock is the icon of Canyon de Chelly, probably the most photographed formation in the canyon.

panoramic photo of Spider Rock.
Spider Rock Panorama #5855
The scenery of Spider Rock and the surrounding canyon walls is spectacular.

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