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White House Overlook

Chinle, AZ
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This is a key location to look into the canyon. From this point, you have wonderful vistas and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Littleton, Colorado
In my opinion, best viewed around mid-morning or just before

Nice archaeological site you can see from the rim. There is a fence in front of the site so expect... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Scenic stop along the South Rim Drive in Canyon de Chelly.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a key location to look into the canyon. From this point, you have wonderful vistas and views into the floor of the canyon. You will marvel at the power of water over time as you view the gentle river and green zone below....More

Thank 1Goldwinger
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice archaeological site you can see from the rim. There is a fence in front of the site so expect it in your pictures. Nice trail from the overlook to the site if you want to hike it. It's the only hike you can do...More

Thank HemisphereRambler
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This overlook is the trailhead for the path which leads down into the Canyon. Most of the edges at the overlook are unfenced and there are notices about keeping children and pets under control. The views from the overlook are stunning, even if you decide...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Nice stop along the south road. Easy to see why this canyon has been a welcoming place to live for centuries - towering canyon walls, wandering stream, and green trees and shrubs. Interesting ruins and worth the stop.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a viewpoint that overlooks the White House Ruin in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It is located on South Rim Drive (Rt. 7) about 5.5 miles east of the entrance and visitor center (free admission). The overlook is wheelchair-accessible and there is a...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The overlook provide amazing view of the White House, it is in a very high location so be careful mainly if you are with kids. This stop allows you to walk the trail without a tour guide - enjoy it!

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of the South Rim drive. The trail is a little confusing (especially on the return) but go round the full circuit...great views from all angles. Take a long lens if you want to photograph the ruins - they're across the canyon....More

Thank kate_wyn
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Part of the rim drive, this is an amazing overlook. The drop is fatal, so please keep pets and children leashed. ;)

Thank sagesparrow
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

White House Overlook is part of the South Rim Drive inside Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It is named for the ruins that can be seen towards the bottom of the canyon. There is a trail that visitors can access to see the ruins up...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is an easy walk from the parking lot to this overlook, which is also the start of the only trail into the Canyon without a Navajo guide. A pair of binoculars come in handy.to see this great structure.

Thank shock43
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