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Navajo National Monument

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Address: Tonalea, AZ
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Home to Betatakin and Keet Seel, the ruins of dwellings dating back to...

Home to Betatakin and Keet Seel, the ruins of dwellings dating back to 950-1300 A.D.

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A beautiful hike and fascinating historic site!

Navajo National Monument is less well-known than other attractions in the area, such as the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the like. Consequently, it is less visited. However, if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Navajo National Monument is less well-known than other attractions in the area, such as the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the like. Consequently, it is less visited. However, if you are in the area, I strongly suggest visiting this amazing site. It offers a wonderful short hike (with longer ones available as well) from the visitor center to an awesome... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This location is certainly out of the way, but a wonderful quiet stop to see some great cave dwellings. We were there when there was thick snow on the ground, so hiking beyond the main paved path was not an option. However, we enjoyed the stroll along the opposite ridge from the cave dwellings, and at the end of the... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A world unto it's self. The scenery is spectacular, the noise level is zero and the campsites are spotless. There are two hikes in Tsegi. One goes to the Betatakin "pueblo" by following a well marked trail dropping 700 feet into the canyon. It is steep in some places but manageable with good legs and sturdy shoes. At the bottom... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Navajo National Monument is off the beaten path but the breathtaking panoramic views make this hike worth the time and effort! I've dared this hike for the 3rd and final time. The 1st jaunt was in 1980. My father carried his first grandchild on his shoulders both down the canyon and back out. I was only 21 at the time... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

En-route to Monument Valley we made a small detour and stopped off to view the Betatakin Ruin, part of the Navajo National Monument. It's free entry to the site and the visitors centre, and a lovely walk down (despite the snow storm!) led us to the main view point. A small info board gives you a little bit of history,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

With all the Native American ruins in the Four Corners Area how do you explain the benefits of another National Monument. We were in the area for Monument Valley and decided to visit Navajo National Monument. We had very little time there. We visited the Visitors Center. Nice small Center with some history of the area. Neat mock-up of a... More 

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

There are three different sights of ancient buildings here. One, Inscription House is closed. There is a 1.3 mile + a 0.8 mile trail to see Betatakin from a distance. And a 5 hr round trip guided tour to see it up close. Also a guided tour for Keet Seel. Ask at the visitor center to decide which to see... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It is off Highway 564 south of kayenta and is well worth a visit. It provides free entry and very interesting walks along the mesa top to view the ancient sandstone caves in the sand stone walls of the canyon.There are three trails and the one taken was the sandai trail which is atop the mesa and overlooked the Betatakin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

0,8 mile walk fr.o.m. Visitor center, and the same back, over nice sandstone rocks to canyon view. On the other side old house remainings in a cave. Betatakin view. Also an Aspen view trail we skipped. Surprise.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten trail by 10 miles one way but worth it. We hiked to the Canyon overlook and it was GORGEOUS! Short hike. Maybe 1/2 mile round trip. The soil on the path was almost powder so I could see how the Native Americans made such gorgeous pottery from it! We didn't make it to the other hikes due... More 

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