Pay a visit to the Navajo Nation’s capital city. Renowned for its natural beauty – Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Four Corners are nearby.
Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation, is a great place to kick off your visit to the unforgettable vistas made famous in film.
The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles of northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah, making it the largest Native American reservation in the US. Driving the high desert scenic roads reveals scenic canyons, mountains, valleys, even lakes.
Kids of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park, the only American Indian-owned venue of its kind in the country. Here you’ll see 100 different native mammals, including elk, spotted skunk, snakes, and Gila monsters. The Navajo Nation is sovereign, and if your timing is right, you can catch a session at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers, where the walls are adorned with murals that depict the tribe’s history and way of life. The Veteran’s Memorial at the base of Window Rock, the circular rock formation that the town takes its name from, honors Navajos who’ve served in the US military.
Window Rock also plays host to numerous events, including the Annual Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo and the Navajo Nation Fair. It’s your opportunity to admire colorfully dressed elders in traditional attire, mingle with cowboys, watch colorful dances, sample native cuisine, and browse exceptional crafts.
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