White House Trail
ElevationAscent: 524' 160 m
Descent: -525' -160 m
High: 6,179' 1,883 m
Low: 5,655' 1,724 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
“The White House Trail heads into Canyon de Chelly and ends at the White House ruins.”— Chris McD
From the trailhead at White House Ruin lookout, you'll see signs marking the trail down into Canyon de Chelly to visit the White House ruins. The White House ruins are Anasazi cliff dwellings.
Please remember that Canyon de Chelly is administered by the National Park Service, but on land belonging to the Navajo Nation. The White House Ruin trail is the only trail within the park that does not require a guide. The trail to the ruin descends approximately 600 feet. The roundtrip is about 2.5 miles.
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