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White House Ruins Trail

Chinle, AZ
+1 928-674-5500
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Beautiful views but . . . .

For some there is a serious decision to make before undertaking this climb. And make no mistake... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Putterface
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Peoria, Arizona
Amazing hike !!!

One of our favorite hikes in Southwest. Went later in day and enjoyed beautiful views of canyon and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle G
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A self-guided 2.5-mile hiking trail in Canyon de Chelly.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (20 reviews)
“canyon floor” (26 reviews)
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Chinle, AZ
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"great hike"
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"white house ruins"
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"canyon floor"
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"reasonable shape"
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"well worth the effort"
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"moderate hike"
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"bring plenty of water"
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"canyon de chelly"
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"miles round trip"
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"take your time"
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"late afternoon"
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"rock face"
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"afraid of heights"
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"navajo guide"
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"two hours"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For some there is a serious decision to make before undertaking this climb. And make no mistake, this is a climb. It's not really hard but it is a climb with a 600ft decent. They claim the entire trip is 2.5 miles. Therefore if one...More

1  Thank Putterface
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite hikes in Southwest. Went later in day and enjoyed beautiful views of canyon and wild horses.

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk and it was great - not for the faint of heart since there are sections of rock that are somewhat tricky. It was great to be up close to the canyon wall.s

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail can be strenuous, make sure you take water and take the time to enjoy the trip down into the canyon. The trail is steep at the beginning and end. It will take at least 2 hours, round trip - leave yourself extra time...More

1  Thank Rose H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very pleasant trail, with gorgeous views of the cliffs. But start out early on a hot day! You will be walking on the sun. Arriving to the bottom of the valley there are portable toilets and natives selling their wares beside the...More

1  Thank bobemama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did this hike with my wife and our girls, the youngest being 9. Took it easy, and it took us maybe 3 hrs round trip. Beautiful scenery, mixed with exercise. What’s not to like?

1  Thank MB-Traveler206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail can be strenuous - it is steep at eh beginning and end , and takes at least 2 hours, round trip - but most of it is level. This is your chance to actually get down into the canyon, and it is worth...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This was the highlight of our visit to beautiful Canyon de Chelly! The trail switchbacks steeply from the rim to the canyon floor. The geology that you see along the way is really cool. Breathtaking views all the way as well. I have some trouble...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful trail, the views don’t even see real. It was cool to see the White House ruins and the petroglyphs. I was nervous about the hike back up but it wasn’t too bad at all. Plenty of benches to stop and...More

1  Thank Kdmontgo
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

If you don't do the canyon jeep tour, this hike is definitely worth doing, as it goes down to one of the best preserved ruins. It is a 1 mile trail to the base that was about an hour round trip with a few areas...More

1  Thank world_citizen61
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slcuper
4 April 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in my reply, but I have been away from home for a few days and only got your question tonight. Yes you can see the White House Ruins from the "White House Overlook", however they are a long way away, and... More
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Bella1Kitty
28 September 2016|
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Response from tgrier | Reviewed this property |
I completely agree with bsa819's comment. On your first day, you could do the White House Ruins hike in the morning. The sun from the southeast will provide nice warm light on the ruins. They are still beautiful in the... More
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anita p
14 April 2016|
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Response from Lil'Devil F | Reviewed this property |
there is limited walking, remember you are in native American reservation lands, but if you want to walk go to the end of the white ruins, is a nice hike down and you will feel the burn when you get to go back up! is worth... More
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