Canyon de Chelly–Day 2

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This morning, Dolly and I headed to the White House Overlook to hike down to the canyon floor and see the White House ruins up close.  It is a 3 mile round-trip hike.  We left our babies in the MH.

The canyon belongs to the Najavo and they only allow hiking down to the canyon floor at this location.  To see the rest of the canyon floor, a paid Navajo guide is required along with a National Park permit.

Dolly looking out over the canyon as we begin our hike.

Canyon de Chelly

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You don’t want to stumble on this trail.

Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly

There are several tunnels dug through the canyon walls.

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Made it to the floor of the canyon and crossed the creek.

Canyon de Chelly

Finally made it to the ruins.  There are ruins in the side of the cliff and ruins on the canyon floor.  We were not allowed to go into the ruins.  There is a fence keeping us at a distance to protect them.

White House ruins

White House ruins

Give you an idea of how high the cliff above the ruins really is.

Canyon de Chelly

It was a strenuous three mile hike, but well worth the effort.

Tomorrow, I will present more photos of the canyon.  There were just too many for one blog.

See you later.

3 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! We have never hiked down to the ruins. Too stressful on hubby's knees and my heart wouldn't take it! :-( So, thank you for sharing your photos!
    ~Cheryl Ann~

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  2. Beautiful pictures of the canyon hike!!! What a fun day for you and Dolly Mama! I hope the babies weren't too mad at you when you got back! :)

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