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Navajo National Monument

Shonto, AZ
+1 928-672-2700
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Beautiful views

Stopped here on the way to monument valley. Quite a stunning view. Would have liked to hiked to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
via mobile
Worth a visit...

...Especially if you're an archaeology buff or history geek like me. Amazing chance to live (camp... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Bushnell, Florida
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Home to Betatakin and Keet Seel, the ruins of dwellings dating back to 950-1300 A.D.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mile round trip” (10 reviews)
Shonto, AZ
Shonto, AZ
+1 928-672-2700
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Reviewed 5 July 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 13 June 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 9 June 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 9 June 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
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a small National Monument with nice and easy trails. The Sandal Trail gives you access to the overlook on an Anasazi cliff dwelling.

Thank llagonne66
Reviewed 27 May 2017

In 1909, Navajo National Monument was established as a protectorate for amazing Puebloan sites: Keet Seel, Betatakin and Inscription House. Unfortunately, the day we visited, one of our party could not do any hiking that day, even the 1.3 mile round trip to Betatakin Overlook....More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very interesting to see this place. You get a good impression how the Anasazi people lived. I would have liked to see Keet Seel but the hike takes at least three hours but you get a good impression with the smaller and less well preserved...More

1  Thank Laedine
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We are avid hunters of Anasazi and other ruins in Az and Ut. This is one of the most spectacular, although we didn't make the hike across the valley. Fit it in your trip to Monument Valley (Kayenta) or Canyons de Chelly (Chinle). A short...More

Thank yonze
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a short drive off hwy 160 and is definitely worth it. 1.3 mile round trip hike, all paved to see the cliff dwellings of multiple tribes of native peoples. It has a small museum and video to watch as well. The little kids...More

1  Thank Blake A
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Navajo National Monument is more than a little off the beaten trail. For this reason, it is not troubled with crowds and can be enjoyed in its unspoiled state. With only a short amount of walking along a paved trail you can enjoy the...More

2  Thank Lasirena37
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sue z
24 August 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.
2 January 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".
4 October 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.