|What is it?
||Navajo National Monument preserves two ancient cliffside villages left behind by the Ancestral Puebloan people!
|What makes it beautiful?
||Dating all the way back to 1250 AD, the huge villages of Betatakin and Keet Seel have been remarkably preserved! When we visited, we were only able to see Betatakin from an overlook, but it was impressive to see this huge village tucked completely into a massive cliffside grotto! It was like peering through the glass into a different era locked in time!
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|Where is this place?
||9 miles north of US-161 on AZ-564
Shonto, AZ 86033
From Flagstaff: ~139mi (224km) — 2.4hrs
From Phoenix: ~282mi (454km) — 4.7hrs
From Tucson: ~398mi (641km) — 6.7hrs
From Yuma: ~456mi (734km) — 7.6hrs
|When should I go?
||The park is open year-round, but the trail to Keet Seel is closed between Labor Day and Memorial Day. During the summer season, the visitor center is open daily from 8:00 AM until 5:30 PM, and from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM during the winter months!