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Coal Mine Canyon

Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Tuba City
Type: Canyons
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Lethbridge, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

14.4 miles (from the map) east of the junction of 264 and 160 at Tuba City, turn left onto a dirt road and drive straight NW. The abandoned mine buildings are located at 35° 59.742'N 111° 44.784'W (Google Earth) and there are residences nearby, so be respectful. 300 metres SE of the buildings there is an enclosure with concrete benches,... More

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Culpeper
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202 reviews 202 reviews
125 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

lived in area many years, revisiting on my "bucket trip"... my off-road equipped jeep was well suited, but in past visits have seen many vehicles get themselves hung up... excellent first hand geology and many fossils clearly visible, each rain brings new finds

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Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

It is definitely an adventure to find this spectacular canyon, but when you do, you will be overwhelmed by its gorgeous unique stunning beauty! You will just say, WOW!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

My family grew up near/close by the canyon, and yes its difficult to find but worth it. There is a road that goes down into the canyon where you can find old trading post an school that use to be there, as my auntie stated. People still live beyond the canyon, so just be careful an respectful :)

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Peachtree Corners, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Long dirt road out to the canyon, and I wish I could have found a way down into the canyon. Got some great photos.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Yes, it's hard to locate. You follow the directions and you're still concerned as you drive along a narrow dirt track. But you can see the edge of something canyon-like, so you keep going and boy is it magnificent. I'm guessing this is not a whizz-bang tourist attraction because it's on private land, which makes it even more interesting as... More

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Hauppauge, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Beautiful location, interesting color & texture contrasts. Amazing formations, places to picnic, easy to get to but drive slowly as not marked properly from the road. Look for the metal Water Windmill

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Prescott, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

OK. Hard to find. Follow these directions: From the Moenkopi Parking lot, E. on 264 EXACTLY 18 miles, opposite the "Hotevilla" green road sign. GPS: 35 degrees-59 minutes 9 seconds N Latitude; 111 degrees o minutes 2 seconds W longitude. This is a must see. We tried three times to find it but so worth it. Go there!

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Elgin Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This canyon turned out to be one of my most colorful pictures of our trip. We were coming west bound from canyon de chelly on 264. I read about this in a tour book i had bought and thought it would be worth a look. Boy was i glad i took the time check it out. First off as listed... More

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Page, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Worth the effort to find and soak in. Majestic. Not sure which side of the Navajo/Hopi rez line this fell into but maybe someday it'll be more open. Saw write ups on it in Arizona Highways. Use caution though...ground is loose in many places or overhung near the edges.

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