- Navajo National Monument is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in the northeastern corner of Arizona. The monument contains some of the best Anasazi ruins on the Colorado Plateau, Betatakin and Keet Seel, both of which are seasonally open to the public. Inscription House has been closed since 1968 due to its fragility.
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Navajo NM Scenery
Headquarters is on 244.59 acres of tribal land per agreement in 1962 - a right of way of 4.59 acres was granted to the park service in 1977. Total acreage is 360, all federal.
Recreation - The Sandal Trail, open year round, is a leisurely one-hour walk to and from the overlook of Betatakin ruins. Allow one hour for the museum, a video, and to observe our Navajo artists. Betatakin takes approximately four to five hours for the five-mile tour. Keet Seel is a all day hike or an overnight backpacking trip. Pets are not allowed in buildings, on trails or in the backcountry. They can be walked on the paved roads with a leash.
There are 30 sites in regular campground and 14 sites available in overflow campground including group sites. They are available at no charge, but donations are accepted. No reservations are accepted except for group sites. Call (520) 672-2367 to reserve group campground sites. Length limit for RVs: 25 feet and there are no open fires. Comfort Station and drinking water available in regular campground.
Flash floods often occur in July and August. Local diseases can includes Hantavirus, Bubonic Plague, Giardariasis, and Lyme Disease. Please be aware of ticks, avoid drinking unfiltered water, and avoid all contact with rodents and their droppings. No fee for entrance. Donations accepted.
Climate - Navajo is at an elevation of 7300 ft., though temperatures on summer days may reach into the 90s. The monument receives approximately 12 inches of rain and 60 inches of snow per year. Monsoon thunderstorms occur July through August.
Take 160 to Black Mesa, turn north onto SR564. The visitor center is 9 miles.