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Places I've Been... Navajo Tribal Parks

Monument Valley
John Ford (and probably John Wayne) was here. Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park.
With the Navajo Indian Reservation so large and in such a quasi-prime area for geologic areas, it's only natural that the tribe should set up a few parks on their property.

I've been to three of the parks, and of course, the best of the bunch is Monument Valley. With half the world growing up on John Wayne/John Ford westerns (not to mention dozens of other movies), this area has the most iconic, well known landscapes. Back to Top

Navajo Indian Reservation
Navajo Indian Reservation Link The images I have of the Navajo Indian Reservation (other than the Tribal Parks I've visited) are mostly along US-89 and US-89A, from Marble Canyon/Navajo Bridge and Page, Arizona through Antelope Pass to Grand Canyon.

There are also images along US-160 from Four Corners to US-89.

Arizona, Utah / 61 Images. Visited Sep 1997, Sep 2008.

Four Corners Monument, Navajo Tribal Park
Four Corners Link Four Corners Monument is the only place in the U.S. where four States meet, perhaps the ultimate place for a stupid tourist photo in the Southwest. I should know, I've been there twice! If I ever go back, I'm taking my GPS to see if it's really in the right spot. :-)

In addition to the monument (there is an entrance fee), there are stalls around run by (rented by?) the locals selling locally produced merchandise. Oh, try the fry bread. Mmmmmm...

Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado / 28 Images. Visited Sep 1997, Sep 2008.
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Little Colorado River Gorge, Navajo Tribal Park
LCRG Link If you're heading to Grand Canyon from US-89, the Little Colorado River Gorge is a side-stop along the way.

You can step up right next to the gorge, and if the sheer cliff face doesn't bother you... Then you're a better man than I.

Near Cameron, Arizona / 16 Images. Visited Sep 1997, Sep 2008.

Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley  Link Monument Valley is definitely worth a stop. It's landscapes are some of the most memorable in the world, immortalized by everyone from John Ford to Robert Zemekis.

Goulding's Lodge is also on this page, as are images from one of the four-hour tours through the restricted parts of the park.

Near Kayenta, Utah / 160 Images. Visited Sep 2008.
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