Navajo National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Navajo National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Navajo National Monument

Address:HC 71 Box 3
Tonalea, AZ 86044

Phone:928-672-2700
Fax:928-672-2703
Web: www.nps.gov/nava/
Size: 360 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on March 20, 1909. Headquarters is on 245 acres of tribal land adjacent to the Betatakin section; used by agreement of May, 1962. A right-of-way of 4.6 acres was granted to the National Park Service in 1977.
Location:50 miles northeast of Tuba City or 20 miles southwest of Kayenta, Arizona. Accessible via US 160, and then 9 miles on AR 564.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:Monument preserves Betatakin, Keet Seel, and Inscription House, three cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan People. The monument is surrounded by Navajo Nation land.

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She was running up the slope of a canyon rim to greet her father, the renowned artist Shonto Begay, who was then a park ranger at Betatakin National Monument in northern Arizona.
However, the picture on page 39 looks more like my pictures of Betatakin in the Navajo National Monument.
My visit to Betatakin and Keet Seel several years ago was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life.
The visitor center for the park sits near the Betatakin (Navajo meaning "ledge house") site, which can be viewed by taking a one-mile round-trip trail to an overlook.
Don't miss the guided 5-mile round-trip hike to the cliff dwellings at Betatakin.
Crown jewels of this land that takes up about a fifth of Arizonaand spills over into Utah and New Mexico are three world-class parks: Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, known for their stunning red rock beauty, archeology, and rural Navajo life; and Navajo National Monument, site of Betatakin and Keet Seel, two of the most beautiful ancient Anasazi village ruins--homes to ancestors of today's Hopis.
Inscription House Ruin is so unstable it isclosed, but Betatakin and Keet Seel, both in red sandstone canyons, are worth the effort to see for their magnificent settings and excellent state of preservation.