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Navajo Parks and Recreation Department

Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and Four Corners
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Navajo Nation


About Navajo Tribal Parks

Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation oversees all Navajo Tribal Parks on the Navajo Nation Reservation. The Navajo Nation is comprised of essentially private lands, therefore all non-Navajo travelers and visitors must abide by and comply with the laws, regulations, and policies promulgated by the Navajo Nation Government, including those governing Navajo Tribal Parks, Monuments, and recreation areas. As you visit the Navajo Tribal Parks, we ask that you keep our Mother Earth clean and place all debris and trash in the trash receptacles.

The Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation is one of the oldest programs within the Navajo Nation Government, which was established in 1957 by the Navajo Nation Tribal Council. Thus, began the responsibility of the Navajo Tribal Parks to the Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department.

The Navajo Nation Reservation is over 25,000 sq. miles and covers over four states: NM, UT, CO, and AZ. Therefore, the laws, regulations, and policies brought forth by the Navajo Nation is governed by the Navajo Nation Laws and Policies. Please be cognizant of all Navajo Nation Laws while visiting our tribal parks.  Cremation, Littering, Rock Climbing, Camping and Drones are strictly Prohibited inside the Navajo Tribal Park lands and across our Great Nation. Dogs are Prohibited at all Park locations. Please DO NOT desecrate Navajo lands please follow all NNPRD policies and guidelines.  Discarding cremated human remains on tribal lands is strictly Prohibited. Please respect Navajo tribal beliefs and land Do Not spread cremation on Navajo land. 

The Navajo Parks and Recreation protects the Little Colorado River Gorge Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park, Tseyi Heritage Cottonwood Campground- Canyon de Chelly, Camp Asaayi -Bowl Canyon, San Juan River and the Navajo Veterans Memorial Park- Window Rock, AZ.

Please Recycle, Reuse and Save Mother Earth! 

“Nihi’naagoo’Hozho!” (Beauty all around us)

Our Mission

The Mission of the Navajo Parks & Recreation Department is to,  “protect, preserve and manage tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for the perpetual enjoyment and benefit of the Navajo People” – and the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude.

We offer Guided Tours into Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon.  There are Campsites at Tseyi Dine’ Heritage Cottonwood Campground near Canyon de chelly. The Little Colorado River Gorge is a scenic entry way into the Grand Canyon, the Four Corners Monument is the only place in the country that you are able to be at four places at once. All these areas are part of the Navajo Tribal Park family, we ask that you enjoy your visit and may you walk in Beauty.

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Very Interesting Tour, Well Organized !

We had a very interesting tour, very interesting, well organized, with a super guide. 👍👍👍👍👍 He told us about the Valley, about the Indians, he and his colleague made Indian music for us. Very well done.

– Ans K. via Tripadvisor
Amazing, dramatic landscape

Better then any movies you have to see this for yourself! Just incredible in expanse and drama. I really enjoyed the 4x4 ride.

– Amy D. via Tripadvisor
God’s Beautiful Country

Wow! Beautiful area. Drove through here while in the area and definitely worth the drive! Such beautiful scenery and several photo ops!

– Krr1975 via Tripadvisor
A once in a lifetime must see

Stopped here as a family with small kids. It's a must see one time in your life. We did a self guided tour in our own vehicle. We ate from the little shack on the trail (good tacos for dinner but just ok fry bread). We got to stop at our own convenience to take photos. Our van did get a little stuck going up the hill on the way out. They are dirt roads and our speed a little too slow for the steep incline.

– Britton G. via Tripadvisor
Bucket List Location

This has been a bucket list location for me for many years! The trip lived up to my expectations in every way. I took a 3 1/2 hour guided tour with one of the many providers (Monument Valley Safari) which enhanced the visit due to the Navajo guide and being able to visit closed off locations! Some of those off road locations are accessible over some rough terrain but again, was well worth the bumps!

– Jim D. via Tripadvisor