Navajo Tourism Department
P.O. Box 663
Window Rock, AZ 86515
United States of America
Located 15 miles southwest of the town of Shiprock, New Mexico is a unique towering, bird-like volcanic rock formation that can be seen for miles in all directions. Shiprock, as this mighty sand-colored column was named by Anglo settlers, is known to the Navajo as “Tsé Bit’ a’í”, or rock with wings. The peak is 7,178 above sea level, and is at the center of three volcanic pressure ridges that pushed the rock skyward millennia ago.
As this rock formation is sacred to the Navajos – hiking and/or climbing on the sacred peak or its surrounding rocks is forbidden. Also driving onto the dirt road leading to the formation is prohibited – please view and photograph the pinnacle from the paved roadway (Indian Service Route 13 or from US Highway 491). Oversight is provided by the local communities. There are no facilities in the vicinity.
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27 miles west of the town Shiprock, NM on Highway 64.
33.5 miles northwest of Shiprock, NM — north of Teec Nos Pos Trading Post by 15 miles.
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21 miles from Shiprock, NM. Located 15 miles east on Indian Route 36.
29 miles southeast of Shiprock, NM.
Located in the valley of Red Valley. Spectacular views of Red Valley and the Chuska Mountains – view their calendar for availability. Highly recommended to book your stay as early as possible for your desired dates.
Note: The road over the Chuska Mountain from Lukachukai to Red Valley is not recommended during the winter months, as the road is steep with very sharp curves and gets very icy. Road is not regularly maintained. Access this B&B during winter months from Shiprock Peak to Red Valley off of Highway 491.
Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management – located 70 miles southeast of Shiprock, NM.
A MUST SEE! View otherworldly landscapes that took a millenia to develop from erosion — an alien-like landscape that captures the imagination of the moon or a prehistoric past of the dinosaurs. The Bisti Beast (Bistahiaversor sealey), an early tyrannosaur cousin of the famous Tyrannosaur Rex, was discovered in this park in 1997 by Paul Sealey. The Bisti Beast was excavated and located to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Located 105 miles southeast of Shiprock, NM.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 and 1250 CE. Chaco is a very special place. Remote and isolated, it offers few amenities. Come prepared.