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The Chinle Loop is located in Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico.  There are actually 2 different riding experiences within this ride.  The Chinle Loop starts in Chinle, Arizona and explores the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, first on the South Rim and then on the North Rim.


After leaving the Canyon de Chelly North Rim, this route makes a big turn South and follows the Arizona New Mexico border past the Split Mesa and into Fort Defiance.  At Fort Defiance, the route swings East for a little side trip before returning to the town of Window Rock.  In Window Rock riders can visit the Navajo Nation Museum and the Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park.


Traveling West from Window Rock, the scenery starts out as desert pines and gradually gives way to desert scrub brush.  The route continues West to Burnside before finally heading back to Chinle.


Location:  Northeast Arizona

Approximate Mileage:  200 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  5 Hours 

Surface:  Paved.



  • Chinle, AZ - Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Tsegi Overlook, Junction Overlook, White House Overlook, Sliding House Overlook, Spider Rock Overlook, Antelope House Overlook, Mummy Cave Overlook, North Rim Drive
  • Chrystal, NM - Split Mesa
  • Window Rock, AZ - Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park, Navajo National Museum


Motorcycle Rides, Arizona, Chinle, Tsaile, Navajo, Fort Defiance, Window Rock, Grenado, Burnside

Chinle Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.

    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.

    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option.

    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.

    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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