Cliff Dwelling Tours 2013
Tours to Betatakin and Keet Seel begin on May 26, 2013 and ends on September 07, 2013.
Flash flooding occurs in Tsegi Canyon System during the summer season and will cause concellation of Keet Seel reservations and Betatakin hikes. Please check the weather for Betatakin Arizona at NOAA website. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
Navajo National Monument (NM)was established by President Taft in 1909.
Navajo NM was established to preserve three specific outstanding 13th century cliff dwellings in Northern Arizona.
Betatakin and Keet Seel can only be visited on foot with a National Park Service guide. Inscription House is closed to visitors.
Although limited visitation takes place at Betatakin and Keet Seel, visitation damage to the extremely fragile Inscription House cannot be mitigated. It has remained closed since 1968.
Camping and entrance are free. Guided tours and backcountry permits are also free. Donations are graciously accepted.
RVs should not exceed 28 feet in length.
Navajo NM is on the Navajo Nation and follows the Mountain daylight hours when applicable.
Did You Know?
John Wetherill, younger brother of Richard Wetherill, was the custodian for the Monument from 1909 to 1938. He guided tours from his trading post in Kayenta, Arizona.