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Address: Chinle, AZ

A scenic drive through the Canyon de Chelly.

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You get a good view of the history on the North Rim Drive. The views are ever so gorgeous. Definitely worth the drive!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Nas S
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

You get a good view of the history on the North Rim Drive. The views are ever so gorgeous. Definitely worth the drive!

1 Thank Nas S
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife & I did the North Rim drive on a blustery, cold November morning. We were the only people at each overlook, which was very nice. The views are spectacular. Amazing rock formations. The walls are very sheer and the drop-offs so sheer at the overlooks you get a funny feeling in your stomach just looking over. At the... More 

Thank 835arnee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Go early in the morning for a beautiful sunrise! Hike the rocks to the last overlook to see ancient ruins. Look DOWN to see fields planted with crops amidst the cottonwood trees.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although I much prefer the drive and views along the South rim, if time allows the three stops here should not be missed.

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Goose Creek
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The North Rim Drive is a beautiful drive. It is not as long as the south rim drive it has fewer overlooks but more ruins. A great many photo opportunities exist.

Thank DartagnanC44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful Viewing Stations down into Canyon de Chelly from North Rim Drive outside of Chinle, AZ. I liked this entrance to the park.

Thank AptosAmy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This drive should be taken early in the day, to take advantage of morning sunlight for best picture taking. There are great views of cliff dwellings, and great views of the canyon. Please remember to take your binoculars, and take time to absorb the beauty of this special place.

Thank 989emmettm
Jamestown, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the overlooks along the north rim. Looking down into the canyon, we could envision the tranquil life the inhabitants of the canyon must have experienced ..... In peaceful times.

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London, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We did this drive in the early evening and the light was wonderful - virtually no one else around and so also very peaceful as the sun set.

Thank Geoffpine
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Nice views of several caves and ruins. If you have extra 30-50 minutes after more popular South Rim Drive, it's not a bad idea to look here as well.

2 Thank Oleg Z

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