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 »
New carpet installation
New carpets will be installed at the visitor center in September 2014. Watch out for carpet installers and other visitors. Museum and auditorium will also be close during carpet installation. Thank you for your patience.
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?
Most pueblo villages in Tsegi canyon were built in the canyon bottoms or on the mesa tops. Over the past seven centuries wind, rain, and snow has reduced them to piles of rubble. Most of the cliff pueblos survive because they were built in alcoves.