Getting There

Base camp for Footpath Journeys is in Canyon de Chelly Arizona in the heart of the Navajo reservation. Albuquerque Sun-port is the nearest International Airport to Canyon De Chelly, it is 480 miles Round Trip, approximately 3 ½- 4 hours away from Canyon De Chelly. (Phoenix Airport, while in the same state as Canyon de Chelly, is actually farther away).

View a PDF map of the area. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. The best map of the four corners area to purchase is called Indian Country and can be purchased at the local motels, galleries, etc. as well as the Albuquerque airport. It's published by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Transporting Gear

For large groups staying with Footpath Journeys while visiting Canyon De Chelly, we provide a pickup truck to collect your luggage and camping gear at the airport. This means you can reduce expenses by renting fewer and smaller vehicles to get your group to the Canyon.

More importantly, the money then goes to support the Canyon De Chelly economy rather than a large national car rental agency. The groups who have used this service appreciate its convenience and the fact that they are supporting local residents.


Chinle has several very fine motels, including:

  • Best Western Canyon De Chelly Inn, 100 Main St Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503, (928-674-5875)
  • Holiday Inn, RR 7 Box 191, Chinle, AZ 86503, (877-863-4780)

You can reserve online on a number of different travel sites or call for reservations.

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