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Indian Ruins, Chelly, Arizona

Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Canyon de Chelly dates back to the mid-1300s when the Puebloans left the canyons to seek better farmlands. Canyon de Chelly National Monument was established on April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.

GPS Directions
Location Data
Date: 02.17.2012
Temp: 52°
Elevation: 5500 ft
DD (decimal degrees)*
Latitude: 36.133084
Longitude: -109.471150

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