Navajo National Monument


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Navajo National Monument:

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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Hal K Rothman, "Chapter 2: Founding Navajo National Monument," in Navajo National Monument: A Place and Its People: An Administrative History (National Park Service, 1991), https://www.
According to the Park Service, Navajo National Monument is one of the best understood of the American Indian sites, which makes it a great place to begin your historical journey.
BASE CAMPS: Kayenta is close to Navajo National Monument and Monument Valley.
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.
Hike or ride horseback to two of the Southwest's most beautifulcave pueblos, at Navajo National Monument

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