• Betatakin

    Navajo

    National Monument Arizona

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  • 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 »

  • 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.

  • Phone Down & Internet Down

    IT will be working on the phone line and internet and these services will be down for today September 8, 2014.

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?

Various groups of people have lived in the Four Corners for thousands of years. Most of the archaeological evidence that remains are from the people that lived here between 700 and 1500 years ago.