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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 #2 of 4 attractions in Tuba City
Type: Canyons
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Tuba City, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

when i moved to tuba city i saw this site when i was driving in. I was curious on what was upon those hills, so i went for it! this spot is hard to give a location.. I'd say its about 10 miles out of Tuba. The canyon walls remind me of the painted desert up in Winslow Az Area.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We was told about this place information from Hopi friend. This place is sacred and very important for Hopi peoples. All ethnic group is here. We have understood what they want to say and we have to do in the world. We must keep the state of the environment in which a situation exists.

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Oracle, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As a teen growing up in the area, we would head to Coal Mine on nights with a full moon. Sitting on the edge of the canyon, we watched to moon shine on the rocks in the center of the canyon. The legends were told of a widow who walked the canyon looking for her husband. If you watched long... More

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St Catharines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were staying in Tuba City and heard about Coal Mine Canyon, during breakfast the next morning we asked the local police in the restaurant if it was worth the drive. They were more than helpful in giving us directions to the canyon. Yes you have to watch for the windmill off in the distance, turn onto a desert road... More

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Toquerville UT
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were going to the Hopi Reservation for a couple of days and I knew about this short side trip. We found the road to be in very good shape, any car could have made it. We were there late morning and the colors would be better early AM or before Sunset. My wife stepped out of the car and... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Coal Mine Canyon is very beautiful in conjunction with excursions to Hopi or Monument Valley. You can get permits to hike it at Cameron Trading Post highway 89 about 20 minutes south of Tuba. This is Native country. It's a geologically sensitive area and not designed for tourism and therefore I am a little concerned about impact. Best to hire... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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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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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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33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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