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20 Attractions to Explore Near Massacre Cave Overlook

Massacre Cave Overlook
Massacre Cave OverlookMassacre Cave Overlook, Arizona 86503, USA

Massacre Cave Overlook is located off of the North Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly (pronounced d'Shay) National Monument. The cave is the site of a rock shelter where in 1805 a group of Navajo had fortified themselves in a battle against a Spanish military expedition led by Lt. Antonio Narbona. With over 80 rooms and three kivas, this is one of the largest dwelling structures in the park. It was named for two mummies that were discovered here by an archaeological expedition in 1882.

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Mummy Cave Overlook
Mummy Cave Overlook0.91 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Mummy Cave is the name of the ruin visible from the overlook. With over 80 rooms and three kivas, this is one of the largest dwelling structures in the park. It was named for two mummies that were discovered here by an archaeological expedition in 1882. There are great views both up and down the canyon from this overlook.

Antelope House Overlook
Antelope House Overlook11.50 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Antelope House Overlook is along the North Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. Upon reaching the parking area, it is a bit of a walk across sandstone with some steps to reach the fenced overlook. The view from here is marvelous in every direction. The real fun of this spot, though, is the large, mostly flat sandstone cap of the canyon walls that invite exploration.

Spider Rock
Spider Rock14.30 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Spider Rock is an American rock formation located in Apache County , Arizona . Culminating at 2,031 meters above sea level overlooking the Canyon de Chelly , it is protected within the Canyon de Chelly National Monument .

Face Rock Overlook
Face Rock Overlook14.71 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Face Rock Overlook is located along the South Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. The location is one of seven overlooks that are spread out along the south rim of the monument. There was only one lovely Navajo grandmother selling her wares at the trailhead.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyon de Chelly National Monument15.11 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation and lies in the Four Corners region. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the indigenous tribes that lived in the area, from the Ancestral Puebloans to the Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument.

Sliding House Overlook
Sliding House Overlook15.20 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Sliding House Overlook is located along the South Rim Drive in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. The location is one of seven overlooks that are spread out along the south rim of the monument. This is one of the few sites where there weren't any Navajo vendors selling their crafts.

White House Overlook
White House Overlook15.78 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook
Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly17.98 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. NPS works in partnership with the Navajo Nation to manage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community. it preserves ruins of the indigenous tribes that lived in the area, from the Ancestral Puebloans to the Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres.

Buffalo Pass
Buffalo Pass31.77 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Buffalo Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.610m (8,562ft) above the sea level, located in the Navajo Nation of Apache County, in northeast Arizona, in USA. It’s called Indian Route 13. It’s a great little curvy road with twists and turns in a scenic panorama of sandstone cliffs and tall ponderosa pines.

Roof Butte
Roof Butte34.37 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Roof Butte is a peak in the Chuska Mountains in Arizona, United States. Roof Butte is the highest peak of the Chuska Mountains which run in a north-northwest direction across the Arizona-New Mexico border. Roof Butte is a visible butte for miles around.

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site61.56 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is a historic trading post on the outskirts of the town of Ganado , Arizona , United States . The station was founded in 1876 by John Lorenzo Hubbell and was one of the most important trade establishments with the region's Native Americans, primarily the Navajo people, but also the Hopi and Zuni people . It is still in operation today and serves as one of the most important trading posts for Navajo arts and crafts .

Pastora Peak
Pastora Peak63.98 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Pastora Peak is a mountain peak located to the south of Teec Nos Pos in Apache County, Arizona. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also trekking is possible.

Window Rock Tribal Park & Veteran's Memorial
Window Rock Tribal Park & Veteran's Memorial67.82 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Window Rock is a census-designated place that serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory in North America of a sovereign Native American nation. The capital lies within the boundaries of the St. Michaels Chapter, adjacent to the Arizona and New Mexico state line. Window Rock is the site of the Navajo Nation governmental campus, which contains the Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Nation Supreme Court and so more.

Navajo Nation Council Chambers
Navajo Nation Council Chambers67.86 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

Navajo Nation Council Chamber is the center of government for the Navajo Nation. The landmark building, in Window Rock, Arizona, is significant for its association with the 1930s New Deal, and its change in Federal policy for relations with Native Americans, as established in the Indian Reorganization Act. With its red sandstone façade and overall rustic architectural style, the chamber was designed to harmonize with its spectacular natural surroundings.

Navajo Nation Museum
Navajo Nation Museum69.44 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Navajo Nation Museum is a modern museum and library on Navajo ground in Window Rock, Arizona. Its collections, exhibits, and other activities focus on the cultural history of the Navajo people. Its activities include traditional museum exhibits, a research library, and programs that help to revive and preserve the Navajo language.

Navajo Zoological Park
Navajo Zoological Park69.45 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

This is the only Native American owned-and-operated Zoo in the U.S., and is deemed “A Sanctuary for Nature and the Spirit."and is notable among zoological facilities in that it labels its exhibits in the Native American Indian language of Navajo. The zoo operates on an area spanning 14.7 acres and is located in the vicinity of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock. It is home to about 100 animals, representing over 50 species and sees an estimated 45,000 visitors each year.

Teec Nos Pos Trading Post
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post79.88 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Teec Nos Pos Trading Post is were the local Navajos shop for their daily needs and sell their unique artistic creations:rugs, silver and turquoise jewelry, kachinas, bead work, and a variety of other crafts. Buckskins and baskets, required for Navajo traditional ceremonies, are bought and sold at our trading post.

Four Corners Monument
Four Corners Monument89.29 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. It is the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to the area being named the Four Corners region. The monument also marks the boundary between two semi-autonomous Native American governments, the Navajo Nation, which maintains the monument as a tourist attraction, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation.

Hunts Mesa
Hunts Mesa96.80 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook
Totem pole
Totem pole98.47 KMs away from Massacre Cave Overlook

The Totem Pole is a pillar or rock spire found in Monument Valley. It is a highly eroded remnant of a butte.Deserts at the end of the Permian period, 260 million years ago, formed the De Chelly and Wingate Sandstones that make up the buttes, totems, and mesas in Monument Valley The Totem Pole rises next to a gathering of thicker spires the Navajo called Yei Bi Chei and can be seen via a self-guided Valley Drive.