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Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in northeastern Arizona, within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. The monument covers 131 square miles and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains just to the east of the monument.
It consists entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community.
A spectacular geologic feature is Spider Rock, a sandstone spire that rises 800 feet from the canyon floor at the junction of Canyon de Chelly and Monument Canyon. Spider Rock can be seen from South Rim Drive. It has served as the scene of a number of television commercials.

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  • Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 0 N: 305] (3011)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-08
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon D-80
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 1:53
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