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South Rim Drive

Chinle, AZ
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Gives you a different perspective from being down in the canyon...

All of the views on this drive are great--but, there are signs about potential car thieves--of... read more

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Spectacular Views

If you only have an hour or two, the south rim drive would be a great choice. I think the White... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A scenic and dramatic 36-mile drive along the 500-foot rim of Canyon de Chelly.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinle, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday

All of the views on this drive are great--but, there are signs about potential car thieves--of course this can happen anywhere--like the Grand Canyon. Adds a different dimension to overall experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have an hour or two, the south rim drive would be a great choice. I think the White House viewpoint is the best vantage point but each stop has something unique to view.

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through the rising but flat countryside it's hard to anticipate the Canyon's depth and beauty until you get right up to an overlook. This Canyon is stunning and a highlight of my Trip

1  Thank PeterC489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was too hot to hike so we just took the south rim drive and stopped at each overlook. I have a 300 mm camera so I was able to get good pictures, including the dwellings. It was amazing to see the size of the...More

2  Thank ada11s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited we had to pick either the north or south rim to drive because it was late in the day and was getting dark before we exited the park. On this drive you are able to see both the White House...More

2  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend two hours checking out the settlements of Navajos on the Canyon floor. Jeep,hiking and horse tours offered.

Thank H0wardL713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canyon views are beautiful and interesting. The canyon has a lot of variety to it--you really see different things from different overlooks.

1  Thank P2005UYmaryb
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Stop by the Visitor's Center, talk to the Rangers and get a map. If you are limited with time, I recommend that you take the South Rim Drive (36 miles round-trip and seven overlooks). Magnificent views of the Canyon.

1  Thank EbMnWS17
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Take a little drive to view this beautiful canyon. It's not as large as the Grand Canyon, or others you may have seen, but it is beautiful! Worth the drive!

1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This drive was very nice -- but don't miss a guided tour in addition! We drove in late afternoon, but too early for Sunset -- would try to do it and catch sunset, if possible!

1  Thank JACKIE J
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30 March 2017|
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Response from kate_wyn | Reviewed this property |
I can only answer part of this but hope it helps! We did the whole South Rim in a morning, spending 30-ish minutes at most of the stops...longer at Spider Rock and White House Overlook (amazing!). We didn't do any of the... More
12 November 2016|
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Response from sagesparrow | Reviewed this property |
We did South Rim just before sunset, was wonderful. So I expect North Rim would be good in the am? And yes the canyon is worth the time and bucks. We did the 5 hour trip with Colleen Hunter, Bobby Vanwinkle's niece. She was... More