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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — “Tsegi Overlook” On The South Rim.

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Continuing the series. This is the second overlook on the South Rim — that being the more visited Rim. You can clearly see the river bed and one farm. This was was greenest part of the Canyon this year.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Entrance To Canyon From Navajo ‘Long Walk’ Monument.

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Entrance to Canyon de Chelly


This is what the entrance to Canyon de Chelly looks like from across the road — from a small hill. That is how you enter the Canyon by ‘jeep‘ or horseback. You can see the tire-tracks very clearly on what is really a dried up river bed. The ‘Junction’ where the Canyon splits into North and South is about 2-miles in from here.

I took this from the supposed ‘Navajo Long Walk’ memorial. It is a small tower of stone. I was told that locals build it over time by just putting stones on top of stones. I will show you that and talk about it in another post. Check out my link for the ‘Navajo Long Walk‘. Very sad. It started pretty close to the Canyon given that the Canyon lies in the very heart of Navajo land.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Looking Out From The ‘White House’ Ruins.

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Another picture from the ‘White House’ Ruins. The ruins are to the left, behind the fence — at the back. This is looking down towards the trail (at top), the dried riverbed further to the right. On the way back I walked the riverbed. I have a video of hiking down to these ruins — the only hike you can do without a licensed Navajo guide.

P.S., Notice the unmistakable ‘Planet of the Apes‘ figure on the rock face — right in the middle.


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