• Betatakin


    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.

Places To Go


Canyon View Campground


April 1 through September 30



This simple tent campground is a tenth of a mile away from the visitor center on an unpaved road. It is free, quiet, and has fine canyon views on both sides. There are 16 sites, but three of which are good for group camping up to 15 tents. These group sites can be reserved by calling (928)672-2700. There are composting toilets, charcoal grills, and no water; water is available at the other campground. People enjoy this campground for its silence and spectacular night skies. Open fires are not permitted at anytime and anyplace in the campgrounds.

Sunset View Campground

Open All Year

This free tent campground with paved roads is close to the visitor center, has 31 small sites with picnic tables, charcoal grills, and parking spaces. There are restrooms and running water available at a comfort station in the campground. No hookups or dump stations are available; RV's are limited to 28 feet or less. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the winter, campers should be prepared for cold temperatures and snow. The terrain is sandstone and surrounded by a pinyon pine and juniper forest.

I&M,small mammal study
Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Marc Steuben

Three Mesa Top Trails Behind Visitor Center Always Open

Sandal Trail: paved trail leads top overlook of Betatakin/Talastima cliff dwelling (1-mile round trip).

Aspen Trail: branches off Sandal Trail to descend 300 feet to view ancient aspen forest (0.8-mile round trip).

Canyon View Trail: view of head of Betatakin Canyon; leads to campground (0.6-mile round trip).

Download trail map of the three rim trail by clicking "here" in a pdf format.

134 rooms; 100 people.  They left in 1300, headed to Hopi.
End of Sandal Trail
Marc Steuben

Did You Know?

Do You Know?

Hisatsinom is the Hopi name for their ancestors that lived in the Four Corners region of the Southwest.