Experience Canyon de Chelly from the comfort of a private Jeep or SUV with an experienced guide.
Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
We observe MDT from March through November. We are the only part of Arizona that observes this time zone. This places us in the same time zone as CO, UT, and NM. We are 1-hour ahead of Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson. Please plan accordingly.
BACKCOUNTRY PERMITS (Required)
Every tour requires a backcountry permit and is payable to the Navajo Parks and Rec in cash in the amount of $8.00 per person. Your guide will get it with you prior to entering the canyon. If you have any questions, you may call the Navajo Parks and Rec at: 928-674-2106.
Masks are optional on the Navajo Nation. Most of our guides are vaccinated for COVID. While booking a hiking or private tour, please indicate as to whether a vaccinated guide is preferred.
Please read our COVID-19 health and cancellation policies prior to booking.
**For the safety of your guide and your group, should any member in your party exhibit symptoms of COVID, cold or flu-like symptoms, your tour will be cancelled and a refund given via payment type.**
Ahéhee’ (Thank you),
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Who We Are
Canyon de Chelly Tours, founded in the latter 1980s, is an enterprise of the late Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Canyon de Chelly Tours is an 100% Diné-owned business. We ensure that every guide is a professional and certified by both the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. We pride ourselves in providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Leon was a Diné film maker and musician. He had a love for his cultural heritage and sharing it with the people he met. His passion encompassed so many of the arts such as music, film making, and writing. He was an advocate for the people, community, the arts, language, culture and the canyon. While he is gone, he is not forgotten. His legacy remains with us in the films and music he made.
All Skyhorse products, including the film “Canyon De Chelly, Through Navajo Eyes” and award-winning music, are available through Drumbeat Indian Arts. Order by phone at 1-800-895-4859, or visit www.drumbeatindianarts.com.