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Visitors at an overlook


WELCOME CENTER: Free. Pick up a park map at the Welcome Center which features a park store. Welcome Center and parking lot gates open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

SCENIC DRIVES: Free. Drive the two paved rim drives to the overlooks which provide excellent views of the canyon below. Allow 2 hours to visit 3 overlooks on the North Rim Drive;best for morning photos. Allow 2 hours to visit 6 overlooks on the South Rim Drive;best for afternoon photos. Overlooks open year round.

SELF GUIDED HIKE: Currently, the White House Overlook and Trail are closed due to safety and law enforcement concerns.

RANGER LED PROGRAMS: Free. Enjoy a Ranger Program including hikes and talks starting in August. Check at the Welcome Center for current activity schedule.

CANYON TOURS: Fees required. Contact a private company for a tour into the canyon by hiking, horseback or vehicle. Tours require a backcountry permit and hiring an authorized guide. No pets allowed on tours.

CAMPING: Fee required. Camp at the Cottonwood Campground with sites available first-come, first-serve. No showers or hookups. Call Navajo Parks and Recreation Department at 928-674-2106 for details.


2 Hours - Visit all 6 overlooks on South Rim Drive OR all 3 overlooks on North Rim Drive.

1/2 Day - Visit all 9 overlooks on South and North Rim Drive OR take a half day canyon tour.

1 Day - Visit all 9 overlooks on South and North Rim Drives PLUS take a half day canyon tour OR join an all-day canyon tour.

2 Days - Visit all 9 overlooks on South and North Rim Drives PLUS join an all-day guided tour and visit our sister parks nearby at Navajo National Monument or Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site.


Last updated: July 12, 2021

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P.O. Box 588
Chinle , AZ 86503


928 674-5500

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