We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thunderbird Lodge Tours


Thunderbird Lodge Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
“half day tour”(3 reviews)
“great tour”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Highway 191, Rural route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503
+1 800-679-2473
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews half day tour thunderbird lodge great tour canyon de chelly pinzgauer harold terrain vehicle photos scenery sites stories guide
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2018

our guide/driver was very knowledgeable about all areas of the canyon as he was raised in it, we were very pleased with the 8 hr. trip as we saw everything, lunch at the cave was very good

Thank BNB5070
Reviewed 17 August 2018

My wife and I did the 8hr. tour of Canyon de Chelly on August 13th. Harold was our guide and did a superb job of explaining the history of the Canyon, the cliff dwellings, and other information as questions were asked. Be prepared, the 8...More

Thank miles c
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Our guide Harold took us for a 4 hour adventure around the canyon and offered a lot of local history as well as personal stories about growing up in the canyon and his native heritage. Very interesting and the scenery and history was wonderful. Stops...More

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Canyon de Chelly is a bit off the beaten path, and since we thought of this as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we decided to book a full day tour through the Thunderbird Lodge. We weren't disappointed. There were only 5 of us on the tour, so...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 13 February 2018

The scenery was fabulous, the narration was wonderful. Vehicle was interestingly historic. My only issue was that the 4 hour tour was only 3 hours. Yes we hit all of the spots but since we were well ahead of schedule they should have made other...More

Thank azjoe35
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Took the whole day tour and it was long, from 9:00-6:00 pm riding over very tough terrain sometimes in those wonderful if uncomfortable Austrian army vehicles. But so worth it. Almost constantly breathtaking. Getting to see the canyon from end to end with lunch across...More

2  Thank tropicalia
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our group of eight took a 4 hr tour that left the Lodge at 9am.  The massive tour vehicle we rode in was an Austrian made Pinzgauer, a high-mobility all-terrain 6 WD military utility vehicles with seat belts for 12 passengers. Our seating area was...More

1  Thank TiaMio
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the Canyon, having grown up here he had stories passed down to share. Our disappointment was that there were only 2 spots to get out and walk around. We observed several other tours stopping and letting guests explore more...More

1  Thank cgowdey
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Pinzgauer army troop carriers are a great way to see the Canyon. No covered top, you can see all the way around and take photos. Our guide was DJ who was raised in the Canyon and played there as a boy. You get up...More

1  Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I took the Thunderbird Lodge tour while in Chinle earlier this week. It was fantastic. It is a quick view of some of the canyon highlights - advertised as 3 hours for $70 plus tax, our tours went slightly over. Guides were...More

3  Thank Txrivergal
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Best Western Canyon De Chelly Inn
1,175 reviews
8.27 km away
Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
989 reviews
9.47 km away
Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital
191 reviews
69.41 km away
Navajoland Inn & Suites
45 reviews
66.98 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 12 nearby restaurants
Junction Restaurant
795 reviews
8.33 km away
Burger King
5 reviews
37.84 km away
Pizza Edge
5 reviews
47.49 km away
13 reviews
67.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 nearby attractions
Spider Rock
306 reviews
24.36 km away
Hubbell Trading Post
217 reviews
43.34 km away
St. Michaels Historical Museum and Mission
5 reviews
68.69 km away
Hopi Reservation
104 reviews
78.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bryan M
12 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the 1/2 tour was just fine. We spent the next day driving the rim and taking all the look outs and seeing where we'd been the day before. We bought our tour tickets the day before in the trading post. They took out... More