Photos of the White House Ruins. The White House Ruins are the remains of a large Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) dwelling in Canyon de Chelly. The ruins are composed of about 80 rooms and four kivas located both on the canyon floor and in a cave 50 feet above ground level. The ruin's name comes from the white plaster used on the walls in the upper section.
The White House Ruin is the only site in the canyon which can be visited without a Navajo guide. It is accessible by taking the White House Trail down from the overlook on the South Rim drive.