Navajo National Monument

Overview

Navajo National Monument preserves three of the most-intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people (Hisatsinom). The Navajo people who live here today call these ancient ones "Anasazi." The monument is high on the Shonto Plateau, overlooking the Tsegi Canyon system in the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The monument features a visitor center, two short self-guided mesa top trails, two small campgrounds, and picnic area. In the summer, rangers guide visitors on tours of the Keet Seel and Betatakin cliff dwellings. Tours are usually available during the spring and fall months as well.

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Seasonality / Weather

Warm (85 degrees F.), dry summers with occasional late summer thunderstorms. Cold (35 degrees F.), usually snowy winters. Windy in the springtime.

Directions

Driving: 

Navajo National Monument is located at the end of State Highway 564 off of US Highway 160.

Paved AZ Hwy 564 turns north off US-160 at Black Mesa, and leads to the visitor center.

Flying: 

The closest major airport is Sky Harbor in Phoenix, AZ; travel by rental car is 4.5 hours (278 miles).