Located in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Nation, just east of the one-stoplight town of Chinle, Canyon de Chelly is a place ripe with lush landscapes and intriguing history. It also happens to be one of the most visited national monuments in the country, seeing roughly 800,000 visitors each year. Read on for some beautiful photos of the park and some interesting facts that may (hopefully) be new to you.

As you can see, this canyon is beautiful and incredibly historic. It’s a great spot to visit year-round but we recommend early fall when the day temperatures are a bit cooler, which means now is a good time to start planning a trip there!

If you want to check out other canyons to visit, be sure to read our article on underrated canyons in Arizona!

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