Navajo National Monument, Tonalea
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Navajo National Monument is located in Tonalea. Plan to visit Navajo National Monument during your Tonalea vacation using our convenient Tonalea trip itinerary builder.
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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 M... read more »
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... read more »
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 th... read more »
Beautiful valley but poorly managed. Dirt roads and parts are near washed out so make sure you have a high clearance vehicle of you are driving in. We arrived minutes after it opened but the only thing open and ready was the first gate. Everything else was slowly opened over the next two hours, including the second hate into the valley. I paid so drive around it when I couldn't find any help, or anyone for that matter, to provide assistance.
Navajo National Monument is in the middle the Navajoland, but its ancient structures and ruins were created by the Anasazi, who predated the Navajo by many centuries. Today, the monument is a great place to get off the highway and visit the interpretive center or camp at Sunset Campground. The campground accommodates tent campers and smaller RVs or travel trailers. The maximum length allowed in the campground is twenty-eight feet. Camping is free! Water is available, but there is no RV dumpsite. There is mobile telephone coverage, but 4G data is spotty at best. Developed in the mid 1960s, the campground has a single loop road and is generally very quiet. The elevation is over 7000 feet, so it can be cold at night any time of year.
Camped here August of 2015 on way to CO on my HD. Great place! Had the place to myself. Ride all day, set up camp, have some dinner, watch the sun set, little rain and lighting storm --- can`t get any more like the cowboys of the past. Bring water, and no fires allowed. Plan ahead and this will not be a problem.
This is a very beautiful and historically compelling park. Not much of an area to hike, but quite the view. This is a great stop over if you're on your way to monument valley.
Nice park for a short walk (around the rim) with very nice view. We haven't been down near the village, but it can be seen from the top.
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