Cliff Dwelling Tours 2014
Tours to Betatakin and Keet Seel begin on May 25, 2014 and ends on September 06, 2014.
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
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?
Several species of animals live in Betatakin Canyon - one of which is the carnivorous grasshopper mouse that howls like a wolf.