Canyon De Chelly National Monument

Canyon De Chelly National Monument

In A Nutshell

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Visitor Center is open daily all year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Christmas Day. The North and South Rim Drives and the White House Trail remain open all year.

NOTE: From March through November, the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings Time. The rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time all year.


Getting There

By Plane
International airports located in Phoenix, AZ (5 hours) or Albuquerque, NM (4 hours).  Municipal airports located in Flagstaff, AZ (3 hours); Farmington, NM (2 hours) and Gallup, NM (1 1/2 hours).  Local airstrip for medical transport only. 

By Car
The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.  

From Flagstaff, AZ, take I-40 East then Hwy 191 North. 

From Gallup, NM, take Hwy 264 West then Hwy 191 North.

From Kayenta, AZ, take Route 59 Southeast then Hwy 191 South.

Other Public Transportation
Amtrak train stations and Greyhound bus stations located in Gallup, NM or Flagstaff, AZ. 

Navajo Transit System operates buses throughout the Navajo Nation.  Call 928-729-4002 for more information.