If These Walls Could Talk...
They would tell you that for nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. Their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyon. The National Park Service and Navajo Nation are actively working together to manage park resources.
Did You Know?
Thunderbird Lodge was originally a trading post operated by Charles and Samuel Day beginning in 1896. Charles Day was also appointed as the first custodian of the park.