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Navajo National Monument

Tonalea, AZ
+1 928-672-2700
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Short trip of US Hwy 160

This is a short drive off hwy 160 and is definitely worth it. 1.3 mile round trip hike, all paved... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Blake A
via mobile
Remote and impressive

The Navajo National Monument is more than a little off the beaten trail. For this reason, it is not... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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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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+1 928-672-2700
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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
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We first visited Navajo Nat'l Mon 30 years ago. Its a gorgeous place with its smaller canyons lined with juniper. Back then, we hiked the trail to Keet Seel ruins - we were not disappointed in the walk. This trip, we almost didn't stop due...More

Thank Hugh L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

paved road in and easy trails around the monument. you can only go all the way to the site from memorial day through the summer, otherwise it's an elevated view only.

1  Thank rmbj
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Watch the short film! You must walk .5 mile to overlook to see the dwellings. More able bodied folks should take the tour all the way to the ruins. Amazing, well-preserved. No charge, but leave a donation. Beautiful, and so very, very quiet and peaceful.

1  Thank srice3733
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...More

1  Thank Andrei S
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...More

Thank MySheWasYar
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...More

Thank Stevie R
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...More

1  Thank nanarabiah
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...More

Thank GeordieLass76
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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.
3 September 2016|
Response from Lynn D | Reviewed this property |
On the NPS website, in the information section where you find operating hours and directions, there should be another section with the address and a phone number. I would call and ask the staff. When I was there, there was... More