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Navajo Mountain

6,500 feet (1,980 meters)

Sheltered at the base of Navajo Mountain, the community is the trailhead for two trails to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Neither trail is maintained and both are suitable for only the hardy and prepared hiker. Both trails require a permit from the Navajo Nation. Guides are available and recommended. One-way return transport to Page, Arizona can be arranged at Wahweap Marina in Page. No services.


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The most remote community in San Juan County, Navajo Mountain is only thirty-five air miles from Monument Valley, but 110 road miles. There is no access directly connecting Navajo Mountain to any Utah location. Travel to this small Navajo Chapter Headquarters requires driving into Arizona on US 163, continuing southwest on US 160, west on Arizona 98, then north on Indian Hwy 16. Located on the Navajo Reservation at an elevation of 6500 feet, Navajo Mountain is the trail head for the seventeen mile Rainbow Bridge Trail, which descends from Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell, the largest natural stone formation of its kind in the world. There are 180 homes in Navajo Mountain.




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