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Elephant Butte - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Elephant Butte, Arizona 86033, USA

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About Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte is a physical feature in Navajo County. easy route. This is a great road to explore the backcountry, and has great camping and hiking opportunities along the way. There are also lots of boulders and rock formations to see.


Attractions Near Elephant Butte

Camel Butte
Camel Butte0.96km from Elephant Butte

Camel Butte is a peak in Arizona and has an elevation of 5617 feet. Camel Butte is situated nearby to The Tumb. it is one of Monument Valley's signature landmarks.

Cly Butte
Cly Butte1.07km from Elephant Butte

Cly Butte is a peak in Arizona and has an elevation of 5,794 feet. It is situated nearby to North Window Overlook, and close to The Thumb Overlook.

John Ford Point
John Ford Point1.15km from Elephant Butte

John Ford's Point is a vantage point in Monument Valley.The vantage point was named after director John Ford. He shot nine movies in Monument Valley, which is why it is often called John Ford's Country. This ledge was often used as a camera location in his films. Today it is a popular excursion destination, from here you have a great view into the red desert of Monument Valley.

Merrick Butte
Merrick Butte2.17km from Elephant Butte

A majestic Butte located in Monument Valley and is part of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, similar to its neighbors West and East Mitten Buttes just to the north. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see.

West and East Mitten Buttes
West and East Mitten Buttes3.18km from Elephant Butte

West and East Mitten Buttes are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two gigantic mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.The buttes are made of three principal rock layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation, capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.

West Mitten Butte
West Mitten Butte3.62km from Elephant Butte

A majestic butte in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two giant mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.The summit of West Mitten Butte is 6,176 ft and East Mitten Butte is 6,226 ft in elevation. The Mittens form a triangle with Merrick Butte about 2⁄3 mi to the south and, with Sentinel Mesa, a more extensive plateau, towards the northwest.

Where is Elephant Butte

Discover More Attractions in Navajo County, Where Elephant Butte Is Located

Navajo County
Navajo County
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Navajo County is in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of the Hopi Indian reservation, the Navajo Nation, and Fort Apache Indian Reservation, one of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America.

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