• Betatakin


    National Monument Arizona

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  • Cliff Dwelling Tours 2014

    Tours to Betatakin and Keet Seel begin on May 25, 2014 and ends on September 06, 2014.

  • Flash Flooding

    Flash flooding occurs in the Tsegi Canyon during the summer season and will cause concellation of the Keet Seel and Betatakin hikes. Please check the weather for Betatakin Arizona at the NOAA website linked below. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was the monument created?

Navajo National Monument (NM)was established by President Taft in 1909.

  • Why was the monument created?

Navajo NM was established to preserve three specific outstanding 13th century cliff dwellings in Northern Arizona.

  • How can I visit the cliff dwellings?

Betatakin and Keet Seel can only be visited on foot with a National Park Service guide. Inscription House is closed to visitors.

  • Why is Inscription House closed?

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.

  • What are the fees to visit?

Camping and entrance are free. Guided tours and backcountry permits are also free. Donations are graciously accepted.

  • In the campgrounds, what is the size limit for RV’s?

RVs should not exceed 28 feet in length.

  • What time zone does the monument follow?

Navajo NM is on the Navajo Nation and follows the Mountain daylight hours when applicable.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A small aspen, fir and spruce forest still survives in Betatakin Canyon from the last ice age 12,000 years ago.