|What is it?
||Window Rock is a huge sandstone arch which looks like the eye of an ancient dragon skull!
|What makes it historical?
||Since time immemorial, the Diné, or Navajo, have come to this arch to collect rainwater for use in their Water Way Ceremonies! They call it Tségháhoodzání, or the “Perforated Rock,” and it is one of only four places where medicine men were able to gather ceremonial water! The community that grew up around it became capital of the Navajo Nation in 1936! This is where the tribal leaders, in a three-branch government, meet to discuss the issues of this sovereign tribal nation!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
- Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
|Where is this place?
||On Window Rock Boulevard
1 mile northeast of Indian Route 12
Window Rock, AZ 86515
From Flagstaff: ~174mi (281km) — 2.9hrs
From Phoenix: ~285mi (459km) — 4.8hrs
From Tucson: ~336mi (541km) — 5.6hrs
From Yuma: ~466mi (750km) — 7.8hrs
|When should I go?
||Whenever the mood strikes you!