The monument features a visitor center, two short self-guided
mesa top trails, two small campgrounds, and picnic area.
In the summer, rangers guide visitors on tours of the Keet
Seel and Betatakin cliff dwellings. Tours are usually available
during the winter, spring, and fall months as well. Please
visitor center features museum exhibits about ancestral
puebloan people (Hisatsinom), modern Navajo culture, and
a 20-minute movie about the Betatakin cliff dwelling. Traditional
demonstators show their crafts (rug and basket weaving,
silversmithing, painting) during the summer months. Behind
the visitor center, two short trails take visitors to an
overlook of the Betatakin (called Talastima by Hopi) cliff
dwelling, and an overlook of a relict forest left over from
the Ice Age. Signs along the trails identify native plants
and how the Hopi and Navajos have traditionally used them.
Betatakin guided hikes are available most days; call to
make arrangements (928)672-2700. It is a three- to four-hour,
five-mile ranger-guided tour. No fees are charged. Hikers
should bring drinking water and be prepared for a strenuous
trek. Tours to Keet Seel, a 17-mile hike, are available.
Call to find out more about this fine hike (928-672-2700).
The monument is surrounded by Navajo Nation land, which
is essentially private property. The campground is free
and is open year-round.
above description courtesy of the National Park Service.
Flagstaff take I-40 east to Hwy 89 (the Page/Grand Canyon
exit). Head north to Hwy 160 (Tuba City Exit). head east
on Hwy 160 to S.R. 564 which basically dead ends in the