Hike Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto with an experienced Diné guide to teach you about the geology, culture, and history.
Jeep or SUV Tour
A beautiful drive through Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona
Duration: 3 hours
Ages: All Ages
- Private Jeep/SUV 1 to 3 people
- Private Jeep/SUV 4 people
- Private Jeep/SUV 5 to 6 people
The Best Way to Experience the Canyon
This tour is a total distance of 24 miles on the canyon floor in a private Jeep or SUV with a guide. The tour includes Antelope House Ruin in Canyon del Muerto and the White House Ruin in Canyon de Chelly along with many other archaeological sites. You may also see Kokopelli Cave, Petroglyph Rock, First Ruin, Junction Ruin, Ceremonial Cave, and Ledge Ruin.
We know the canyon inside and out, so we are able to show you the rich archaeology, geology, culture, and history that Canyon de Chelly has to offer. We want to get to know your interests and make your experience an unforgettable one! We can recommend great sites or take your requests. If you would like to keep exploring, we can extend your tour for an additional fee. Restroom facilities are only available at Ledge Ruins, Antelope House Ruins, and White House Ruins.
All of our vehicles are 4-wheel drive. We have both enclosed and open-top Jeep Wranglers, which seat 3 in the rear and 2 in the front and are great for parties of 4. We also have a SUV that seats up to 7 guests and your guide, which is typically reserved for guests with parties of 5 or more, or for those who need roomier accommodations, or who may have health conditions that do not allow them to comfortably see the canyon in one of our Jeeps. We do our best to accommodate vehicle requests, however, we reserve the right to change vehicle assignments, if needed.
We can accommodate larger group sizes either by caravanning or assigning a vehicle that we reserve for large groups that seats 14 guests and your guide. Please call or email to inquire for availability and pricing.
Pets are not allowed on the tour (per the Navajo Parks and Recreation policy). However, we do observe ADA guidelines and service dogs are allowed on Jeep/SUV tours only. Please call or email us so that we can plan accordingly. Your service dog will have to be declared when obtaining your Backcountry Permit with the Navajo Parks and Recreation prior to entering the canyon.
What to Bring
- Plenty of water: during the summer, please plan accordingly. You may bring a small cooler of water and snacks on tour.
- Snacks and food: restaurants can prepare sack lunches upon request. Please bring a bag to dispose your trash in.
- Sun-block: we recommend high SPF and reapplying often.
- Hat and sunglasses: as additional sun protection.
- Binoculars: general purpose binoculars will bring more of the canyon details to light.
- Toilet Paper/Napkins and Hand Sanitizing Wipes: While there are restrooms in the canyon, we recommend bringing in TP or napkins in case supplies are low. There are no hand washing stations so please bring your hand sanitizing wipes.
- Car seats: If traveling with small children, please bring a car seat that can be secured with a seat belt. Please also bring a bag for diaper disposal as there aren’t trash cans at every stop.
- Cash or traveler’s cheques: You may have the opportunity to purchase jewelry, rugs, and crafts from Navajo artisans as well as concessions.
For a Longer Tour
If you would like to request a longer tour for an extra fee, please contact us with your contact information so that we can contact you. We are happy to accommodate your requests.