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Take North Rim Drive to spectacular mountain pass into New Mexico.

If you are going from Canyon de Chelly to New Mexico, take the North Rim Drive all the way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great views of the Canyon

After taking a tour in Canyon de Chelly, seeing it from the top is another wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prescott, Arizona
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A scenic drive through the Canyon de Chelly.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going from Canyon de Chelly to New Mexico, take the North Rim Drive all the way to Highway 12 and turn left (North). Go North a few miles to Highway 13 and turn right. Highway 13 will take you through some gorgeous...More

Thank Vintorix
Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking a tour in Canyon de Chelly, seeing it from the top is another wonderful perspective.The views are beautiful from either rim.

Thank detaildiva
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the shorter drive of the two available. There are several view points and some are a little longer walk than the ones on the south rim

Thank Frank-Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this drive to the Mummy Cave overlook, the Massacre Cave overlook and Antelope House Overlook. The road and trails are in good shape but the trails are naturally uneven. The sites are wonderful and best explained by a Navajo guide.

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The north rim drive is ok, but not even close to the south rim drive in terms of viewpoints and beauty.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the n rim drive lookouts a second time... Red rock and canyons are always mesmerizing. Recommend going into the canyon too...

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Much more traffic here than on the south rims drive. Only one overlook was open due to road construction.

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not as much to see as the South rim but still very beautiful. There are only three pullouts. It takes about an hour or hour and a half.

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you were pressed for time, this would be the drive I would recommend. You get a nice sampling of what is in the canyon in a fairly short amount of time.

Thank FrontierJ
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

In the height of Winter, we briefly visited Antelope House Overlook in the North Rim on our way to Farming NM. We were there in the late evening while the Sun was setting yet what we saw was an Amazing early Civilization down below. The...More

Thank adam873
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