Navajo National Monument is a free park and is open year-round. The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Visitor services and park activities are limited at this time.
The park offers a Visitor Center, self-guided trails, seasonal ranger-led hikes, camping, and many other visitor experiences that are free of charge. Please check with park staff for updates about available services as this information is subject to change.
What you can find at the Visitor Center:
Three (3) self-guided trails are generally available to use from sunrise to sunset even when the park is closed. Trails can be accessed from the parking lot and begin behind the Visitor Center.
1) Sandal Trail: 1.3 mile (2.09 km) round-trip paved trail to the Betatakin Cliff Dwelling overlook. The Betatakin Cliff Dwellings can be seen from a 1/4 mile distance so bringing binoculars is recommended. The trail is paved with a 150 feet elevation change. The trail generally takes 30 minutes to walk the entire length depending on the amount of time spent at the overlook. NOTICE: This is the only point in the park where visitors can view the cliff dwelling other than on the guided tours.
Last updated: April 27, 2022