• Betatakin

    Navajo

    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 »

People

Who Was Here?

Descendants of the Hopi people who built these places are called Hisatsinom. Zuni, also pueblo builders, know that several of their clans began in this area. Later, San Juan Southern Paiute, famous for their baskets, moved into this area and lived near the cliff dwellings. Today, this place is surrounded by the Navajo Nation, as it has been for hundreds of years.

 
Multi-storied stone houses inside alcove.
Buildings cling to alcove floor inside Betatakin/Talastima.
Marc Steuben

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The people that lived in the area of the Monument made beautiful pottery. They decorated many vessels with black, red, yellow, and even green pigments.