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Canyon de Chelly: Photos of Arizona's Geological Beauty

Local legend

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(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher.)

Spider Rock, shown here, is one of the most spectacular landmarks of Canyon de Chelly. The 800-foot (244 m) red, sandstone spire rises above the canyon floor and is, according to Navajo legend, the home of Spider Woman. Throughout the entire Canyon de Chelly National Monument, spectacular natural rock formations welcome all who are willing to come to this high desert world to enjoy and discover the magnificent land.