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White House Trail

 3.8 (5)

Length


2.0 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


524' 160 m

Ascent

-525' -160 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

6,179' 1,883 m

High

5,655' 1,724 m

Low

Shared By Chris McD

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All Clear 20 days ago
Dry: An easy and well maintained moderate hike. In summer , be aware there is little to no shade most of the hike. History

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The White House Trail heads into Canyon de Chelly and ends at the White House ruins.

Chris McD

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Overview

A great trail into Canyon de Chelley to visit the White House ruins, an Anasazi cliff dwelling.

Description

To access White House Ruin trailhead from the Canyon de Chelly visitor center, take the South Rim Road, Route 7, for approximately 6 miles. The turn off to the White House Ruin overlook/White House Ruin trailhead is well-marked.

From the trailhead at White House Ruin lookout, you'll see signs marking the trail down into Canyon de Chelly to visit the White House ruins. The White House ruins are Anasazi cliff dwellings.

Please remember that Canyon de Chelly is administered by the National Park Service, but on land belonging to the Navajo Nation. The White House Ruin trail is the only trail within the park that does not require a guide. The trail to the ruin descends approximately 600 feet. The roundtrip is about 2.5 miles.

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Nov 23, 2018
Etak Edyh
For guided yet free walks in other parts of the canyon check in at the welcome center.
Nov 23, 2018
Mitch U
2.5mi
Nov 4, 2018
Matthew Riscinti
2.8mi
May 26, 2018
Hailey Davis
May 14, 2018
Matteo F
Mar 2, 2018
Michael Chalukian
Jan 13, 2018
Andrew Avila
Nov 29, 2017
Baylee Lorraine

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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Definitely consider engaging a guide to explore Canyon de Chelly beyond White House Ruin. Be aware that some of the trails, may require scrambling and even some climbing ability. Twin Trail, leading into Canyon del Muerto, is a good pedestrian trail that will get one into someof the less visited portions of the monument, which is an underappreciated jewel.. May 2, 2018

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