Lupton

STRADDLING THE ARIZONA-NEW MEXICO BORDER OFF OF INTERSTATE 40, LUPTON IS ALSO KNOWN AS PAINTED CLIFFS FOR ITS SOARING SANDSTONE CLIFFS, FORMED BETWEEN 60 AND 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. THE WIDE-OPEN LANDSCAPE TYPIFIES THE STARK BEAUTY OF ARIZONA’S HIGH DESERT.

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Known as Tesesi’ani’ (Setting Rock) and Tsedijooli (Round Rock) to the Navajo, Lupton has been inhabited on and off for more than 200 years. 

Check out the kitschy shops nestled in the base of the cliff, including the Tee-Pee Trading Post. Many have been in business since before the birth of Route 66, which parallels modern-day Interstate 40.

A longtime transportation hub, Lupton also holds the distinction of having the first railroad station established by the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.

 

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Just The Facts

For Visitor information

Navajo Tourism Department | Window Rock, AZ | (928) 871-6000 | www.discovernavajo.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Apache 1905 6,188ft 25

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