Lodging Inside Canyon de Chelly

Located in the heart of northeastern Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument unfolds on the traditional lands of the Navajo Nation. This remarkable landscape holds the distinction of being one of the longest continuously inhabited places in the Western Hemisphere, boasting over 4,000 years of human presence. Silent testament to this enduring legacy are the ruins left behind by ancestral Pueblo peoples and the Navajo people themselves, some 40 of whom still call the canyons home.

Established in 1931 by President Hoover, Canyon de Chelly was designated a National Monument primarily to safeguard its archaeological treasures. Uniquely, it's the only unit of the National Park Service co-managed with another entity – the Navajo Tribal Trust. This collaborative spirit ensures respect for the land and its cultural significance.

Visitors can delve deeper into the canyons through guided tours led by knowledgeable Navajo guides or park rangers. These tours are essential for accessing the canyon floor, where fascinating sights like the White House Ruin, Mummy Cave Ruins, and the iconic Spider Rock await discovery.

A visit to Canyon de Chelly can be seamlessly combined with an exploration of other nearby marvels. The otherworldly landscapes of Petrified Forest National Park and the towering sandstone formations of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park are all within easy reach.

While Canyon de Chelly's lodging options may not replicate ancient Anasazi pueblos, they provide a comfortable base for exploring this captivating monument. With its rich history, cultural significance, and stunning scenery, Canyon de Chelly offers an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

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Thunderbird Lodge

Location: Inside of Park
Starting Rate: $89.99

Located within the heart of Canyon De Chelly National Park, Thunderbird Lodge stands as one of the rare in-park accommodations. This unique property is a red-adobe masterpiece reminiscent of the ancient pueblos that once housed the Anasazi people for centuries. As the closest hotel to the national monument, Thunderbird Lodge offers an unparalleled level of convenience and cultural immersion for your Canyon De Chelly adventure.

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Lodging in Canyon de Chelly's Gateway Communities

Best Western Canyon De Chelly Inn

Location: West of Park
Starting Rate: $89.00

The Canyon De Chelly Inn is located in the town of Chinle and is the only hotel in town to offer a hot tub, sauna, and indoor pool available 24 hours a day. This hotel, rich in amenities also offers High-Speed Internet Access, television with satellite, room service plus an on-site restaurant. The Canyon De Chelly Inn is located not far from the entrance to Canyon De Chelly National Park and will provide you with quick and easy access to the monument and other park attractions.

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