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Situated in the heart of Arizona's Indian Country, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced duh-shay) National Monument preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 131 square miles and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major river cut canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.

Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it consists entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land which remains in the ownership of the Navajo Nation and is home to the canyon community. 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.

1-South Rim
2-North Rim

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