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Cottonwood Canyon De Chelly Campground (Arizona)

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Chinle, Arizona 86503
928 674-2016
36.14925, -109.54007
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Canyon De Chelly Campground (Cottonwood Campground) is located in the Navajo Nation and has about 90 individual campsites and 2 group tent sites. Each site includes a parking space, picnic table and grill. There are 3 restroom facilities that include sinks and flushable toilets, but no showers. No hookups are available, but a dumpstation is located in Loop 1. Limited services are available during winter months.

You can contact the Navajo Nations Parks and Recreation (928-674-2106) for camping reservations, back-country permits and canyon tours.

The Monument includes spectacular canyons and incredible cliff-dwelling ruins that was home to one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America. Experts estimate that Ancient Puebloans planted crops and raised families more than 5,000 years ago, with the Hopi and Navajo coming after the Puebloans.

Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. The Monument has a visitor center, park store, miles of hiking trails, ranger led programs, canyon tours and scenic drives.

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Directions:

The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ and the campground is located another 1 mile from the Visitor Center (follow the signs to Cottonwood Campground).
From Flagstaff, AZ, take I-40 East then Hwy 191 North.
From Gallup, NM, take Hwy 264 West then Hwy 191 North.
From Kayenta, AZ, take Route 59 Southeast then Hwy 191 South.

Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument
  • Desert
  • Navajo Nation
  • Northern Arizona
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

5, 9, 16.

Campground Map:

Campground Map

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

5,100

# of Campsites:

90