my photos and my kit, The Desert
Canyon de Chelly is a park in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. It contains cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, rock formations, steep canyon walls and stunning scenery. The Navajo first entered the canyon around 400 years ago, and there are still approximately 40 Navajo families living in the canyon today during the growing season. They move to dwellings on the rim for the winter. Travel in the Canyon is only permitted with a park ranger or a Navajo guide and photographs of the Navajo people, their dwellings or their livestock are not permitted.