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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 10:36 PM
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OT/Canyon De Chelly

i know a few of you either live in/around the 4 corners area or have been there and i hope that one or more of you can help me out the better half wants to go to canyon de chelly this spring for a short vacation i've been checking it out on the net tonight and see that most all of the tours fees are a bit on the high side my questions are is it worth it to take one of the many jeep tours or better to bring your own and hire a guide and what are the "must see" sites in the canyon?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 09:02 AM
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Re: OT/Canyon De Chelly

What folks do around here is get a group together and hire a guide, works out cheaper that way.

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Re: OT/Canyon De Chelly

I've always wanted to check it out too. I don't get up that way much. Being as how it is way the heck out in the middle of nowhere. I would say drive whatever vehicle you have that is the most comfortable. If it is 4wd hire a guide. If not take a tour and let them drive. I think the only reason you would need 4wd is due to the sand. Right Brad?

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The big issue along with it just being sand is the QUICKSAND! The guides generally know the bad places, but that is kinda moot because you can't go without a guide or a tour anyway. But, yes, I wouldn't want to go in there without 4wd.

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Re: OT/Canyon De Chelly

Those big tour rigs are referred to as the 'shake and bake' ride...
For the best time, I'd get a group together (5 vehicles per guide) take your jeep and go in topless.





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Re: OT/Canyon De Chelly

thanks guys for the info......think it would be best to go with a group would make it a bunch cheaper that way...thanks again

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Re: OT/Canyon De Chelly

If you need people for your group let me know, I may be interested in going back there if the time is right.

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