Halfway between Interstate 40 and Utah, on Highway 191, you turn off to Chinle. You are in Navajo Nation. Nicest place to stay is Thunderbird Lodge at the entrance to the Canyon. Best to engage a local guide for access to the canyon, and fascinating stories.
Best to engage a local guide for access to the canyon, and fascinating stories. Canyon de Chelly has many personalities depending on the season, and which arm you traverse. See the floor, as well as the rims. There is also a deep Native American history in the canyon.
As the day draws to a close in this bowl deep in Canyon de Chelly, the sunlight paints the tops of the fall colors of the cottonwoods on the canyon floor. This is a panorama from three images.