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Top Answers To Canyon de Chelly National Monument Travel Questions
Answer this1 AnswerThunderbird Lodge (http://vacation.away.com/hotels/travel-ld-cid8855-canyon-de-chelly-national-monument-hotelid830238-thunderbird-lodge-hotel.html) in nearby Chinle is Canyon de Chelly's only authorized off-road concessionaire. Half- and full-day tours are available ($46 and $74, respectively). More info at: http://bit.ly/c3hhp5
You do have to get a guide to hike down to the ruins. If you click on the link below, a page on Away.com will pop up that will give you the information that you need on how to book the tour, prices, etc. Happy hiking! http://bit.ly/cEFrTu
Answer this1 AnswerAbsolutely. Cottonwood campground is located 1/2 mile from the visitor center. The campground is open year-around. Individuals are limited to a five-day stay and camp sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. From April through October facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, water and a dump station. From November through March the facilities include portable toilets and picnic tables. Water is not available during the winter months. There are no shower facilities. You can also arrange horseback riding that combines saddling up for a days exploration of the Canyon and sleeping in designated campsites along the way. Group sites are available and can be reserved 90 days in advance. Recreational vehicles are allowed in the campground. The maximum length is 35 feet.
You have some great opportunities to really experience Canyon de Chelly National Monument without having to climb. The following article describes the scenic drives in the park and where they lead: http://bit.ly/9Qq4MH There are also tours by vehicle through the canyon's backcountry provided by independent guides. If you scroll down on the following website, you will see an option to learn more about canyon tours: http://bit.ly/9lSlEn What a beautiful destination. Have a great trip!