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Coal Mine Canyon

Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
+1 928-679-2303
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Very nice view on the canyon; relatively easily accessible dirt road. 4WD recommended.

Coalmine Canyon is in Navajo territory; but the access to the overlook is on public lands. Do not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
akhenaton2
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Monaco
Remote fascinating canyon

Remote fascinating Canyon. Road is not for the faint of heart or standard au5omobiles. Drive with... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
+1 928-679-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coalmine Canyon is in Navajo territory; but the access to the overlook is on public lands. Do not try to go down into the canyon. The best moment to see it is at sunset: fantastic colors !

1  Thank akhenaton2
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Remote fascinating Canyon. Road is not for the faint of heart or standard au5omobiles. Drive with care and you will not have a problem. The silence and being semi alone after visiting the Grand Canyon was the true reward when we visited the Canyon.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Coalmine canyon is a rewarding and unusual scenic site and well worth a side trip into the heart of Native America. Make it an adventure, because -- you really have no choice. There are no services in the vicinity, and you'll be driving short distances...More

Thank Further_to_Fly
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We felt like we were discovering a secret place when we turned off the highway, drove along a dirt track through the scrub for about a quarter of a mile and the canyon suddenly appeared.

Thank mtdesign
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We really enjoyed Coal Mine Canyon. The compactness and intimacy of the canyon are wonderful as are the magnificent colors and shapes of the the rocks and hoodoos. During our stay in Tuba City, about 15 minutes away, we visited this location three times. Two...More

1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Coal Mine Canyon is truly a hidden gem. However, the road to the Canyon is, in my opinion, only for AWD Vehicles

Thank Sibylle B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We've been by the Coal Mine Canyon sign many times over the years and never turned off, most because we had tour buses full of Europeans and didn't know what the road was like. We have a new AWD suv, so this time we decided...More

1  Thank WalkSoftlyTours
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We have visited the Grand Canyon and a few days ago visited the Painted Desert which we thought was magnificent but this Canyon beat the lot. It is a little more expensive than some at $12 per person ( not per car) and you have...More

4  Thank norman28
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The research and investigation was intriguing enough to put this sight one on our to-do list - and we were not disappointed. If you like seeing amazing scenery far from the madding crowd (well that’s what we found in mid-August), then this is the place....More

1  Thank Anton V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

So looked forward to seeing this Canyon. Followed all directions and came up with nothing. Nothing more can be said!

Thank elster41
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jean7eisenhower
16 April 2017|
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Response from cheribree2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not real good for trailers. No place to set one up. Definitely 4x4 road with washes to cross. Very narrow roads.
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Brenda W
4 March 2017|
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Response from RCQuinn2013 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a place where you'd spend a lot of time. Stopping for pictures is pretty much all there is to it. There are no facilities, no amenities. The Navajo permits allow you to camp out there if you're the rugged type--(no... More
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KenReece66
15 February 2016|
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Response from Marsha C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would add is while there is no fee or permit required to visit this site, we were told you are not allowed to hike into the canyon without a guide. Not sure who to contact for a guide. Maybe the visitor... More
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