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Buffalo Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Buffalo Pass, Arizona 86544, USA

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About Buffalo Pass

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.


Attractions Near Buffalo Pass

Roof Butte
Roof Butte4.78km from Buffalo Pass

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.

Massacre Cave Overlook
Massacre Cave Overlook31.77km from Buffalo Pass

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.

Mummy Cave Overlook
Mummy Cave Overlook32.57km from Buffalo Pass

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.

Pastora Peak
Pastora Peak36.01km from Buffalo Pass

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.

Antelope House Overlook
Antelope House Overlook43.26km from Buffalo Pass

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 Rock43.74km from Buffalo Pass

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 .

Where is Buffalo Pass

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Apache County
Apache County
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Apache County is located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Most of the county is occupied by part of the federally recognized Navajo Nation and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, respectively. It also contains part of Petrified Forest National Park. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is entirely within the county and within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation.

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