Navajo National Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Navajo National Monument
Navajo National Monument is a National Monument located within the northwest portion of the Navajo Nation territory in northern Arizona, which was established to preserve three well-preserved cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people. The monument is high on the Shonto plateau, overlooking the Tsegi Canyon system, west of Kayenta, Arizona. It features a visitor center with a museum, three short self-guided trails, two small campgrounds, and a picnic area.
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This is a slot canyon in the northern part of the Grand Canyon in Marble Canyon. It is one of the northernmost ways to access the river south of Lee's Ferry. Jackass Canyon is on the Navajo Reservation; you're supposed to obtain a permit to hike it.
9.61km from Navajo National Monument
Tsegi Canyon is a canyon in Navajo County, Arizona. Tsegi, meaning in between the rocks, is a Navajo descriptive term for deep canyons with sheer walls. Laguña Creek has its headwaters at the head of Tsegi Canyon, where the creeks from Long Canyon and Dowozhiebito Canyon merge at an elevation of 6,325 feet. The canyon mouth is located at elevation of 6,024 feet near Marsh Pass.
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Shonto Plateau is a heath in Arizona and has an elevation of 6683 feet. Shonto Plateau is situated west of Adadka Spring. It is one of the main attractions in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.
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Owl Rock is a 6,547-foot elevation sandstone summit located south of Monument Valley, in northeast Arizona. It is a red spire composed of Jurassic Wingate Sandstone which is a hard, fine-grained rock which is great for rock climbing, in contrast to the towers and buttes in nearby Monument Valley which have a different composition, de Chelly sandstone.
Discover More Attractions in Navajo County, Home of Navajo National Monument
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.