Canyon de Chelly (Pronounced de Shay) is entirely owned by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation. It is the only National Park Service unit that is owned and cooperatively managed in this manner. Approximately 40 Navajo families live in the park. Access to the canyon floor is restricted, and visitors are allowed to travel in the canyons only when accompanied by a park ranger or an authorized Navajo guide. The only exception to this rule is the White House Ruin Trail.

Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, the monument preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo People (Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.

SPIDER ROCK

SPIDER ROCK

THE WHITE HOUSE

THE WHITE HOUSE

BOTTOM DWELLERS

BOTTOM DWELLERS

THE BEATEN PATH

THE BEATEN PATH

CANYON FLASH FLOOD

CANYON FLASH FLOOD

CLIFF DWELLERS

CLIFF DWELLERS

WHITE HOUSE RUIN

WHITE HOUSE RUIN

SPANISH HORSEMEN PETROGLYPHS

SPANISH HORSEMEN PETROGLYPHS

LEDGE HOUSE

LEDGE HOUSE

ANTELOPE HOUSE RUIN

ANTELOPE HOUSE RUIN

WHIRLING LOG

WHIRLING LOG

CLIFF DESIGN

CLIFF DESIGN

LEDGE RUIN

LEDGE RUIN

WHITE HOUSE ART

WHITE HOUSE ART

LEGEND OF SPIDER WOMAN

LEGEND OF SPIDER WOMAN

OVERLOOK SUNSET

OVERLOOK SUNSET

CLIFFHANGER

CLIFFHANGER

ANTELOPE RUIN PICTOGRAPHS

ANTELOPE RUIN PICTOGRAPHS