• Betatakin


    National Monument Arizona

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    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 »

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    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.

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History & Culture

Hisatsinom people made excellent pots.
Small pots in Keet Seel
Marc Steuben
Ancestral home of Hopi clans today: Fire and Coyote.

White fir log across the entrance of Keet Seel.

Marc Steuben

The Ancestral Puebloan people farmed the canyons, enabling them to flourish in this high desert environment. They hunted wild game and grew corn, beans, and squash.

Ancestral home of Flute and Deer Antler Clans, who live in Hopi today.


Marc Steuben

Like Keet Seel, Betatakin was constructed of sandstone, mud mortar, and wood.

Double-walled kiva in Kawestima/Keet Seel

Keet Seel

Marc Steuben

Most of keet Seel has remained unchanged for 700 years.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Several species of animals live in Betatakin Canyon - one of which is the carnivorous grasshopper mouse that howls like a wolf.