• Betatakin


    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 »

Your Safety

Below is a list of hazards that do exist on the trails, within the park, and outside the park.

Hiking hazards include: trips, slips, falls, dehydration, over exertion and altitude sickness.

Weather hazards: hail, snow, ice, rain, floods, strong winds, dust storm, lighting, heat and cold temperatures. These weather conditions can cause heat exhaustion and hypothermia which can impair thinking.

Geological Hazard: rockfalls, embankment cave in, quicksand, erosions, and drastic elevation changes. During monsoon season and spring snow melt.

Wildlife hazard: snakes, bees, ants, mosquitos, mountain lion, coyote, fox, badger, bats, scorpions, centipede, deer, ticks, and microscopic organism in the water. Hiking to Keet Seel and along the rim trails.

Domestic livestock Hazard: wild horses, wild burro, and domestic cattle; you will encounter them if you are hiking to Keet Seel..

Exposure Hazard: rodent dropping (Hantavirus), mosquito bite (West Nile Virus), tick bite (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever).

Botanical Hazards: allergies, noxious weeds, poison ivy, plant pollen, cacti spines, stickers (bull heads and thistles), algae growth in water (slippery).

Fire Hazard: lightening fires, open fire; (camp fires are not allowed within the park.)

Click "here" to download more information on hiking safely at Navajo National Monument.

Please stay on designated trails.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A small aspen, fir and spruce forest still survives in Betatakin Canyon from the last ice age 12,000 years ago.