Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in northeastern Arizona within the Navajo Nation boundaries. It is one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America and preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.
As you can see from the pictures, the canyons change quite a bit as you go to different parts of it. No geology lesson this time as we could not really find much information on it, but whatever the geology, it is all beautiful. The 6th picture shows one of the preserved ruins. The 7th through the 10th pictures shows Spider Rock which is an 800-foot sandstone spire. We had to put four pictures in because Leslie was so fascinated with how the sun changed the look of the rock (the ones on the left) and she wanted everyone to see it.