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National Monuments: Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Canyon de Chelly in northern Arizona is one of the longest continuously inhabited places in North America. But it’s no mere living history museum—it’s still a vital part of life on the Navajo Nation.

You can see White House Ruin from the canyon rim, or take a 2-hour hike to see the ruin up close. And a number of Navajo outfitters lead Jeep, hiking and horseback trips into the canyon backcountry. Nearest hotels are in Chinle. More

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