Before heading to the Zion and Bryce Canyon area, we did one of our minute decisions of where to go next. We wanted to stop at Gooseneck State Park, which we had recently read about in the Wheelin It blog. Then Joe was reading about Canyon de Chelly and said let's go there and so we did. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is owned by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation and is managed with the cooperation of the National Park Service, the only park done in this manner. There have been people living in this area for 5,000 years and there are now around 40 families still living in the park. We stayed at Cottonwood Campground, which is a first come first service park with no hookups but only $10 a night. It is a pretty nice campground with a lot of trees. We decided to stay two days and do our exploring all in one day. Most of the trails need to be done with a Navajo guide. There is only one trail, the White House trail, that can be done on your own. There are also many overlooks that can be explored on your own. That is what we decided to do. We brought Savannah along. We thought we read that dogs could go on that trail but turned out to not be the case. They are allow on all the overlooks which were nice shorter walks in which we were able to enjoy the magnificent beauty of this place. There are two rim drives, north and south. We took the south rim first that starts from the visitor center right near our campground. It is 34 miles around trip. The first overlooks were Tunnel and Tsegi Overlooks.