Tuba City

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NAVAJO CULTURE. FROM THE NAVAJO NATION’S LARGEST COMMUNITY YOU CAN DISCOVER DINOSAUR TRACKS, LEARN ABOUT WWII CODE TALKERS, AND SHOP AT A TRADING POST – ALL IN GRAND SOUTHWEST SURROUNDINGS. 

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Located in the Painted Desert, Tuba City – a translated Navajo name that means “tangled waters,” for the many springs below the surface – is a great base for exploring both ancient and contemporary Navajo culture.

Just five miles outside of town compare your shoe size to dinosaur tracks preserved in sandstone that date back 200 million years. Two remote canyons, Coal Mine and Hahonogeh, are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, but without the crowds. Plan a visit during sunrise or sunset for striking skies.

The historic Tuba City Trading Post, which dates to 1905, sells authentic American Indian sandpaintings, rugs, jewelry, and pottery for the serious collector and the souvenir shopper. The Navajo Interactive Museum is an excellent introduction to the land, language, history, cultural, and ceremonial life of the Navajo people, as well as the patriotism of the tribe’s World War II Code Talkers. And while in town, don’t pass up the chance to try traditional dishes like mutton stew and fry bread.

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Just The Facts

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AZ www.visitarizona.com/uniquely-az/unique-communities/navajo-nation

County It all started How High? Head Count
Coconino 1872 4,961ft 8,611

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