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Who We Are


Canyon De Chelly tours is an enterprise of Leon Skyhorse Thomas. Every guide is a professional and is certified by the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to tours of the Canyon De Chelly National Monument, cultural consulting needs are addressed on a case by case basis for those who seek a more intimate insight into the Navajo Way. Leon has assisted filmmakers on location in Navajoland and is used to delivering high-quality services tot he people and organizations he serves.

Leon Skyhorse Thomas remains close to his own cultural roots, as well as those of neighboring peoples. Canyon De Chelly Tours is run by residents of Chinle, Arizona, and is a 100% Navajo owned business. Dollars spent here remain in Navajoland and are not shipped to owners who live elsewhere. 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.

Guests Love Us On TripAdvisor and Yelp!

Reginald "Reggie" Etsitty

Canyon de Chelly was the boyhood home of this cultured Navajo gentleman. His formidable knowledge of Canyon de Chelly is matched by his keen appreciation of Navajo history. Reggie focused on making our tour a great learning experience, he also knew the best locations for photos.

– hupricvonangst, TripAdvisor
Irene was Awesome guide

We lucked out and got Irene as our guide on a 4-hour private tour and we learned so much. She taught us about the history and Navajo beliefs all along the trip. She is a true treasure.

– Tom R, TripAdvisor
Spoiled my wife

Spoiled my wife with a private tour, and it was terrific thanks to our guide, Harris Hardy. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable as well. Highly recommended. BTW, we stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge and were very happy. Tried Navajo food at the Best Western, which was also very good...not surprisingly since 90% of the patrons were Navajos.

– Kit P., Yelp!
Richard was an outstanding tour guide

We had our tour with Richard. We drove through the canyon and would stop every 5-10 minutes to get out of the car to get close up views of some of the paintings. Richard not only knew a ton about the canyon, but he also was extremely knowledgeable about the Navajo Nation in general. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn more about this monument!

– Steven A., Yelp!
Excellent Tour

We recently took a Canyon De Chelly Tour, with Richard T. as our guide! We truly enjoyed the canyon - but Richard's knowledge of not only the canyon, but also of the Navajo people, was what made the tour really special!

– Cec M., Yelp!