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Navajo National Monument -- Shonto AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 36° 40.680 W 110° 32.462
12S E 541009 N 4059250
Quick Description: Navajo National Monument in Northern Arizona has dinosaurs, Puebloan Ruins, and PLENTY of amazing scenery.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2014 7:51:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBAR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
Navajo National Monument is a hidden gem of Northwest AZ, with amazing cliff dwellings, evidence of dinosaurs, and cultural artifacts of many different tribes of Ancient Puebloan peoples.

From Wikipedia: (visit link)

Navajo National Monument is a National Monument located within the northwest portion of the Navajo Nation territory in northern Arizona, which was established to preserve three well preserved cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan People: Keet Seel (Kits'iil), Betatakin (Bitát'ahkin) and Inscription House (Ts'ah Bii' Kin). The monument is high on the Shonto plateau, overlooking the Tsegi Canyon system, west of Kayenta, Arizona. It features a visitor center with a museum, two short self-guided mesa top trails, two small campgrounds, and a picnic area. Rangers guide visitors on free tours of the Keet Seel and Betatakin cliff dwellings. The Inscription House site, further west, is currently closed to public access.

The Sandal Trail is an accessible self-guided walk that provides views of the spectacular canyonlands and rugged topography near the visitor center. Interpretive signs provide information on local flora and other topics. The 1.6 km round-trip trail ends at an overlook of the Betatakin ruins across the 560 feet (170 m) deep Betatakin Canyon. The National Monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966."
Park Name: Navajo National Monument

Historic/Cultural Park: yes

Natural Park: yes

Recreation Area: yes

Wildlife Refuge: no

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Visitor Center

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2014 To: 12/31/2014

Hiking: yes

Camping: yes

Bicycling: yes

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Fishing: no

Other Park Type not listed above: Not listed

Other Type Detail: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Rock Climbing: Not Listed

Other Activities: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

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