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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Summer hours: The summer season starts May 26, 2013 and ends September 07, 2013. The visitor center is open 8 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. everyday. Both Sunset View and Canyon View campgrounds are open. Sunset View has water. The three short rim trails are open Sandal Trail, Aspen Trail and Canyon View Trail. Longer hikes to Betatakin and Keet Seel are available daily. During the summer season we go on Daylight Saving Times which is one hour ahead of Mountain Standard Time (MST). We will be back on Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Sunday, November 03, 2013.
Winter hours: The winter season starts September 07, 2013 and ends May 26, 2014. The visitor center is open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. every day. Sunset View campground will be open, as will the three self-guided overlook trails Sandal Trail, Aspen Trail and Canyon View Trail . Please call for updates (928) 672-2700.To check weather forecast go to NOAA website http://www.noaa.gov/ and type in or paste Betatakin, Arizona in box below Weather.gov Forecast.
Download the trail map for the three rim trails by clicking "here" in a pdf format.
Keet Seel Tour 2013 will reopen May 26, 2013. We will begin accepting reservations for Keet Seel Tour in January 2013.
Did You Know?
The climate of the region has not changed significantly over the past 700 years. Wet years are still puncuated by periods of drought.