Subject: Canyon de Chelly
Sorry Sandy but Canyon de Chelly is too far from Phoenix to be visited in a day. According to Mapquest it is 356 mi. or 7hr. 23 min. between the two.

Part of its appeal is the remoteness of its location. Even though the town of Chinle is adjacent to the mouth of the canyon once you drive the 11 miles out along the canyon rim you've really left civilization behind. Of course, the sparseness of the Navajo reservation itself is unique in the lower 48.