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According to the “Safer-at-Home” order issued August 12, 2021, the Navajo Nation is returning to “Orange Phase”; thereby Navajo Parks and Recreation will continue to follow all safety protocols.  All Navajo Tribal Parks are following all NDOH and CDC Guidelines; therefore Navajo Nation mandates Wearing Masks in Public.

“Safer-at-Home Order” 2022  

Little Colorado River Gorge

The Little Colorado River Gorge Entry Fee is purchased upon arrival.  Wear your Mask!  Masks are required in all Navajo Tribal Park areas per Navajo Nation mandate. 

Entry Fee
  • Park Entry Fee to the Overlook: $5.00 per person up to overlook only. We do not accept National Park Passes as we are a Tribal Park and subject to Navajo Nation Laws.
  • Backcountry Permits are issued upon request to tribal park areas you are going to hike. $12.00 per person. Additional Fees apply.
Hours of Operation
  • Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • All Tribal Parks are CLOSED:  Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25), NN Family Day (Nov. 26), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).

*Navajo Nation honors Daylight Savings Time, DST

About Little Colorado River Gorge

The Little Colorado River Gorge is the gateway to historic Grand Canyon, the LCR has two viewpoints that are in walking distance from the parking lot for your viewing pleasure. LCR has Ramada’s and park benches for your enjoyment. The rugged terrain and rigged rocks are what the area has to offer for the avid hiker. Please attain a Backcountry Permit before hiking, let someone know where you will be hiking and sign out upon return.

The Little Colorado River Gorge a scenic view while on your way to the Grand Canyon. For more information you can visit the Navajo Park and Recreation Visitor Center located at the entrance into the canyon. Hwy 89 and 64. It’s located about 10 miles from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Visitor Center.

a group of people in a canyon
a canyon with a mountain in the background
a canyon with a mountain in the background
Navajo Nation Parks & Rec
(928) 871-6647

Land Department/Parks & Recreation 48 West Taylor Rd. Bldg #8966, Hwy 264,  St. Michaels, Arizona 86515

Our Mission is to protect, preserve and manage tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for the perpetual enjoyment and benefit of the Navajo Nation – the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude.

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