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Coal Mine Canyon

Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Hidden Gem

If you are travelling between Flagstaff and Page this is a great side trip that takes less than an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hickory, North Carolina
Amazing and secluded

--Clarifying directions (with photos): The correct driveway is between mile marker 337 & 338, about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luke B
Phoenix, Arizona
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“dirt road” (14 reviews)
Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are travelling between Flagstaff and Page this is a great side trip that takes less than an hour. You can google to find details on directions. This is Navajo property so you can go online or visit their office to pay $15 to...More

1  Thank Johnplatinum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

--Clarifying directions (with photos): The correct driveway is between mile marker 337 & 338, about 100 meters past marker 337. There's a private drive with "Private Property" signs that confused me between 336 and 337. The correct drive is 1/4 mile past this (driving away...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mesmerizing to experience this dramatic landscape. Highly recommend - we saw with our Hopi guide, Evelyn Frederick (experiencehopi.com)

Thank curiousadventures
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This canyon is quite colorful and there are many hoodoo shapes are to enjoy. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that the 5-star paradigm for canyons is not too far away. Also there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get...More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The directions were accurate and the road is not as bad as some people have said if you avoid the ruts and the cows and take the easy walk from the picnic tables. As every one has said, the canyon is a truly awesome sight...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Difficult to get to with a regular car, dirt road with big holes but definately worth the effort. I wouldn't follow the sign that says Coal Mine Canyon unless you have a off road jeep but if you look for windmill and house and follow...More

Thank Jackiesrich
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Not far from Tuba City. Just follow the direction below and look for the windmill. I have been there 3 times and have been amazed each time. Twice I was able to hike down into the canyon (very steep and many years ago). Now I...More

1  Thank 4cornershiker
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Off AZ-Hwy 264 between mile marker 337 and 336 is this little gem. There are no signs just a dirt driveway to a two story house. Before the the house veer to the right pass the windmill about .25 miles off of the road. A...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great for free. Go down hwy 264 on left just before mile marker 336-337 about 12 miles from Tuba City go down dirt road. Another fantastic canyon.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

As many previous reviewers have noted, you won't be disappointed by this wonderful "little" canyon. Follow the directions given (head straight toward the windmill with the concrete towers just past mm137. It's easy to lose faith, but the drive is easy enough (not so in...More

Thank Albert A
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What is the condition of the road? OK for hauling a trailer?
15 April 2017|
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Response from cheribree2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not real good for trailers. No place to set one up. Definitely 4x4 road with washes to cross. Very narrow roads.
Brenda W
So this is just a spot to stop and take photos...not something you would spend a specific amount of time at??? We are hoping to stop thru here on our way from Pagosa Springs to the Grand Canyon??
3 March 2017|
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Response from RCQuinn2013 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a place where you'd spend a lot of time. Stopping for pictures is pretty much all there is to it. There are no facilities, no amenities. The Navajo permits allow you to camp out there if you're the rugged type--(no... More
Do we need a permit to visit Coal Mine Canyon going there April 2016 thanks
14 February 2016|
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Response from Marsha C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would add is while there is no fee or permit required to visit this site, we were told you are not allowed to hike into the canyon without a guide. Not sure who to contact for a guide. Maybe the visitor... More