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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, a Photo Gallery

Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within the Navajo Nation in Northeast Arizona. The monument actually encompasses several canyons, including Canyon del Muerto, Black Rock Canyon, Monument Canyon and Canyon de Chelly.  Clck images for larger versions.

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White House Ruin is the largest and most spectacular of the many Canyon de Chelly ruins.
White House Ruin is the largest and most spectacular of the many Canyon de Chelly ruins.  The lower ruin is visible at the cliff base adjacent to the shade line.
White House ruin, Canyon de Chelly
The upper ruin of White House ruin is located in a cave.  One of the most dramatic sheer cliff walls in the southwest crowns and dwarfs the ancient dwelling.  Less than half the cliff's height is visible in this frame.
White House Ruin Canyon de Chelly
The lower ruins rose high on the cliff walls, making access to the upper ruins possible.  The ancient wall impressions and rock art reveal the locations of previous room walls and roofs.
extraordinary example of rock incorporation the concentric circles conveys the fish image
In this extraordinary example of rock incorporation the concentric circles conveys the fish image.  Canyon de Chelly rock art is bountiful.

Antelope House
Antelope House is named for animals depicted in the nearby pictographs.  This canyon floor ruin includes a tri-walled kiva. 

Many of the ruins are built on ledges above the canyon floor.

Canyon de Chelly ruins
Canyon de Chelly ruins
Canyon de Chelly ruins

Navajo Pictograph of the Narbona Expedition

Navajo Pictograph of the Narbona Expedition.

More:  Canyon de Chelly Rock Art

Blue Bull Panel, canyon del Muerto rock art.

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