The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty. The Navajo Reservation is home to more than a dozen national monuments, tribal parks and historical sites, and is peppered with a dozen lakes and ponds - Lake Powell alone has 186 miles of Navajoland shoreline.
Here, you can step back in time and see how the ancient ones - the Anasazi people - lived thousands of years ago. The Navajo Nation has an array of ancient ruins, including the world renowned Navajo National Monument and the tranquil Chaco Culture National Historical Park. From the towering formations of Monument Valley to the majestic red sandstone walls and lush green valley floor of Canyon de Chelly, this is a land of great contrasts. We invite you to Discover Navajo.
With this video series produced by the Navajo Office of Tourism, we hope to open doors to the Navajo people and culture as an introduction to the experiences you can have traveling in Navajoland. We welcome your comments Contact Us.
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Diné Bikéyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. This vast land is so unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation.
In years past, Navajoland was often thought to be little more than a desolate section of the Southwest, but it was only a matter of time before the Navajo Nation became known as a wealthy nation in a world of its own.
The Official Navajo Nation Visitor Guide is a comprehensive guide to the Navajo Nation. It includes information about the Navajoland, Navajo beliefs, attractions throughout the area, and an extensive visitor directory.
The visitor guide will help travelers navigate throughout the Navajo Nation with ease; providing visitors with the knowledge to experience the beauty and attractions the Navajo Nation offers.
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Centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, Navajos were already settled in the Four Corners area of the Colorado Plateau. It wasn’t until 1581 that the first Spanish made contact with them. Learn more about the Navajo's relationship with the first settlers.
Navajos weren’t the first inhabitants of the land. Ice-Age Paleo-Indian hunters roamed the Monument Valley area thousands of years earlier, followed by archaic hunter gatherers. Evidence of Anasazi in Monument Valley is still visible through their sites and ruins dating before 1300 A.D.
Part of the excitement of visiting the Navajo Nation is the ability to witness history. You’ll discover some of the most well preserved ruins in the country. You can even find dinosaur tracks forever frozen in stone on Navajoland!
Welcome to a place where history comes alive. Welcome to the Navajo Nation.
With over 17 million acres, the Navajo Nation encompasses the entire northeast quarter of the state of Arizona, and spills over into New Mexico and Utah. Vast areas of pristine wilderness, majestic canyons, high mountain meadows, dry deserts, flatlands and blue skies characterize the land of the Navajo people.
Mid-20th century Navajo leaders recognized the need to preserve and conserve these lands for future generations for their enjoyment and spiritual well-being, and, in accordance with Navajo custom, to welcome visitors from all over the world.
MAY 4 30th - Annual Shiprock Marathon. Shiprock, NM. Contact: (928) 429-0345 Website
MAY 4 - Native American Art Auction. Ganado, AZ. Contact: (928) 755- 3474. Website
MAY 25-26 - Ralph Johnson Memorial Rodeo. Ganado, AZ. Website
Life Arts Workshops. Tsaile, AZ. Diné College. Website
JUN 15 -9th Annual Eastern Navajo Arts & Crafts Festival, Torreon/Starlake, NM.
Contact: 505.731.2422 or email@example.com
June 15 - 5th Annual 10K Run. Steamboat, AZ. Contact: John Curley, Jr. (928) 205-3627 or Elaina Vann (928) 205-5264.
JUN 23 - Tightrope legend Nik Wallenda to Cross Over Grand Canyon. See event live on the Discovery Channel. Cameron, AZ. Contact: Gery Hongeva (928) 313-2149 or Website
JUN 28-JUL 06 Kayenta 4th of July Rodeo. Kayenta, AZ. Website
JUL 2-6 4th of July Celebration. Window Rock, AZ. Contact: (928) 871-6642
SEP 2-8 Navajo Nation Fair. Window Rock, AZ. Contact: (928) 871-6642
CROWNPOINT RUG AUCTION. Crownpoint, NM. Auction held the second Friday of each month. Contact: Christina Ellsworth (505) 786-7386.
Interpretive Videos-visitors will be able to learn more about Navajo culture, history, archaeology, and other facets of the Navajo people thanks to a new interpretive video. More
Scenic Highways-The Navajo Nation has six scenic roads that weave a web through high desert, mountains, valleys, canyon country, lakes and one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America. More
The Navajo Nation is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point.
There are over 75 Navajo Clans
The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
The Navajo Nation is on Daylight Savings Time from March- October
According to the 2010 United States Census the total enrollment of the registered members of the Navajo Nation is 308,000
The treaty of 1868 established the Navajo tribe as a sovereign nation.
Additional land was added to the Navajo Nation twelve times during the years of 1868, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1900, 1901, 1907, 1918, 1931 and 1934 to become the 27,000 square miles of reservation.