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Canyon de Chelly is a Native American Historical location with a National Monument designation. It has been continuously inhabited for over 5000 years. Today the canyon is still cultivated with small farms and the Navajo people raise cattle. Entrance is controlled and certain areas are off limits. In 2021-2022 certain trails and roads are restricted to contain any possible transfer of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Otherwise the canyon rim is encircled by a paved road with many over looks and short trails to the rim. Entrance to the canyon floor may be accessed at certain points. Overlooks have varying degrees of access and some can be rough dirt, rocky surfaces.
About this spot
Part of the Colorado Plateau, the Canyon de Chelly became home to the ancient Puebloans. Hopi and Navajo have continued living and farming in the canyon to the present day. It came under public governance in 1931.
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