ADD TO LISTChinle attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a visit to see the Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Otherwise those traveling through the area generally visit the more popular destinations such as Page. If you do travel to Chinle, please take some time to tell us about what you saw in this Chinle travel guide.
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Chinle is the gateway to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, the last hideout of the Navajo before Kit Carson forced the Navajo nation east to reservations. The valley floor features wonderfully intact cliff dwellings, such as the White House ruins (made famous by Ansel Adams), and also remains the home of Navaho raising sheep and growing corn. You can hike down into the canyon and see the White House ruins for free, but it's much more worthwhile to book a tour and get a 4WD excursion to more of the ruins.
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