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White House Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Loop

6,179' 1,883 m

High

5,655' 1,724 m

Low

524' 160 m

Up

525' 160 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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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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Chris McD

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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  4.0 from 6 votes
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White House Ruin trail offers little shade.
Nov 16, 2015 near Chinle, AZ
View of White House Ruin from the overlook.
Nov 16, 2015 near Chinle, AZ

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Dec 1, 2019
Patrick P
Apr 28, 2019
Amber Jeffords
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
Jun 11, 2018
Kyungmin K
May 26, 2018
Hailey Davis
May 14, 2018
Matteo F