A Trip To This Little Known Ancient Ruin In Arizona Is Truly One In A Million
By Robin Jarvis|Published June 04, 2018
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Navajo National Monument is overflowing with history and heritage. Yet, each year fewer than 75,000 visitors head to this treasure located in northern Arizona in the northwest section of Navajo Nation territory. The monument is located high above the Tsegi Canyon and has a visitors center, two mesa-top trails overlooking the canyon, and two campgrounds.
Due to the high demand, short hiking season, and the low number of permits offered each day for hiking to Keet Seel, it’s the lesser traveled and lesser known cliff dwelling in the Navajo National Monument. Keet Seel tours are available by making advance reservations by telephone and only 20 hikers per day are allowed. To make a reservation and obtain a hiking permit for Keet Seel, call 928-672-2700.
Navajo National Monument is located at Highway 564, Shonto, AZ 86054. Entrance to this national park is free. Betatakin and Keet Seel are open for visitation during the summer season which runs from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). Hiking permits are required for both Betatakin and Keet Seel. Learn more on the official website of the National Park Service.