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Navajo National Monument

Shonto, AZ
+1 928-672-2700
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Out of the Way!

I stopped here on the way to Kayenta and was glad I did. About 19 miles south and 9 miles off of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James H
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Fontana, California
Amazing views but you will have to register for ranger guided walks to get close

The Kayenta region was home to one of three branches of the Ancestral Puebloan family, but few... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
EricSkopec
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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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Home to Betatakin and Keet Seel, the ruins of dwellings dating back to 950-1300 A.D.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on the way to Kayenta and was glad I did. About 19 miles south and 9 miles off of Highway 160 lies this little gem.This is such a great place that I plan to stop here again on the 18th of this...More

Thank James H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Kayenta region was home to one of three branches of the Ancestral Puebloan family, but few sites are developed for visitation. That alone makes Navajo National Monument a must see site for those interested in the Anasazi. Ranger guided hikes for which you must...More

1  Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We wish we had brought our binoculars. This is free, but the visitors center does not really tell you that much about the ruins themselves besides a few models. You see the ruins from a view point about one mile away. Even though there is...More

1  Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times, but it is always a place to see again. It's just a little off of the beaten path, but worth the trip!

Thank Pasoporaqui
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Let the secret out: free camping, great staff and guided hikes to pristine pueblos. You can't go into the pueblos- the 2 mile down and up hike stops just short of the circa 1240 pueblos. 15 minutes off of the highway/ 9 miles. Sites don't...More

1  Thank malonemi
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is off the beaten path just a little, but I am so glad we visited it! It was absolutely beautiful and amazing to see the remains of pueblo dwellings inside a cliff. The path to the memorial was so pretty, as well as all...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to monument valley. Quite a stunning view. Would have liked to hiked to the cliff dwelling but that requires a limited 20 person per day permit. Maybe next time.

Thank siouxsy
Reviewed June 13, 2017

...Especially if you're an archaeology buff or history geek like me. Amazing chance to live (camp) within walking distance of Ancestral Puebloan (formerly called Anasazi) alcove dwellings. (Mesa Verde is the best-known of these.) And the camping is FREE -- unbeatable. Nice little museum/visitor center...More

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We camped here in a RPOD travel trailer. There are 2 campgrounds available. With an agreement with the Navajo and National Forest agencies both campgrounds are free. Nice area to camp. The hike to the canyon is very easy. Reminds me of a mini Grand...More

Thank Richie U
Reviewed June 9, 2017

On our way in to Kayenta, we noticed the signs for this national monument and decided to give it a try. I had actually never heard of it before. This was a good decision on our part. We were there during the week in the...More

Thank LelandSisk
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sue z
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
I would say call the visitor center there to make sure, but others before me have given you very good answers.
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Tigerspill
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Alice B | Reviewed this property |
We were there late September and the weather was beautiful. When it will open will depend on the weather. Sometimes in the higher elevations it can be "iffy".
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SophiaKEY
October 4, 2016|
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Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
There is a park guide when you first walk in that can direct you. The trail to the cliff dwelling is flat. I don't recall the trail name- only that it was to the right as you walk out the back of the park building.
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