Tour the canyon with us, we have multiple options for touring Canyon De Chelly. The ride and awesome scenery will amaze you. The best way to experience the archaeological sites within the many canyons of Canyon De Chelly National Monument is on one of our tours.
Our Modified All-Day Tour includes the entire length of Canyon De Chelly.
The modified all day tour leaves at 9:00am and lasts approximately 6 hours. Canyon De Chelly includes the highlights of Spider Rock and White House Ruins. You will travel the full length of Canyon De Chelly, traveling to the base of the towering 800 foot monolith of Spider Rock, where canyon walls rise over 1000 feet. White House Ruins and many other ruins are along the way in the lower canyon. The trip exceeds 32 miles.
Lunch and snacks are provided.
Rate: $150.00 per person
Our Four-Hour Tour includes the following major ruins;
- Kokopelli Cave
- Petroglyph Rock
- First Ruin
- Junction Ruin
- Ceremonial Cave
- Ledge Ruin
- Antelope House Ruin in Canyon Del Muerto
- White House Ruin in Canyon De Chelly
The 4-hour tours leave daily, either in the morning (9am), afternoon or sunset.
Departure times for our afternoon tour:
- November through March: 1pm departure
- April through October: 2pm departure
Our Sunset tour is seasonal, operating April through October.
Departure times for the sunset tour:
May through September – 4:00pm departure
April and October – 3:00pm departure
Rate: $70.00 per person
Spider Rock Rim Tour & Storytelling
Spider Rock Rim Tour & Storytelling leaves at 5pm, departing from the front of the Thunderbird Lodge. This two-hour tour includes traveling 37-miles along the South Rim, viewing different overlooks and ruins along the way. When arriving at the Spider Rock Overlook, you have the option to stretch your legs, catch a great view, hear the history, and stories of the Navajo (Dineh) and the infamous Spider Rock.
- Scenic Views
- Historic Ruins
- Native American History
Rate: $35.00 per person
OUR VEHICLES AND GUIDES
Our tours are conducted on Pinzgauer army troop carriers, built by Steyr-Puch of Austria, manufacturer of the Mercedes G Wagon. Our Pinzgauers have seat belts for all 10 passengers. They are very impressive off road, and in 6wd with 3 axles locked, they will go places where Hummers and Jeeps fear to tread. Our model is the Soft Top 6×6 with two rear axles. The soft tops are easily and quickly rolled up for exceptional viewing.
Our Navajo guides teach you the history of the canyons and about Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Hopi and Navajo peoples. We offer you more than just viewing our scenery. Every guide is a professional, certified by the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department.
All tours depart from Thunderbird Lodge Trading Post. Please check-in at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time. Bottled water and snacks are provided.
For more information about our Tours:
Phone: 928-674-5842 Email: Tours@ThunderbirdLodge.com