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Little Colorado River Gorge

The Little Colorado River Gorge Entry Fee can be purchased upon arrival.  The mask mandate has been lifted you can wear a mask at your discretion.

Entry Fee

Park Entry Fee to the Overlook: $8.00 per person, per day, donations accepted. Up to overlooks only. We do not accept National Park Passes as we are Navajo Tribal Parks and subject to Navajo Nation Laws.

Backcountry Permits: are issued upon request at all Navajo Nation Tribal Park locations, Please let us know what location you are going to hike. $15.00 per person. Additional Fees may apply. Pack in, Pack-out all trash. Leave no trace. We ask that you keep the area clean for the next traveler.

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

All Tribal Parks are Closed: 

(Thanksgiving Day, NN Family Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s).

*Navajo Nation honors Daylight Savings Time, DST at this location. 

About Little Colorado River Gorge

The Little Colorado River Gorge is the gateway to historic Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado River 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. These areas are located above the pristine canyon. The look from above is breathtaking, we would like for all our visitors to enjoy each overlook. Please place waste in all receptacles, leave no trace. We ask that you do not get close to the edge, rocks are unstable and tend to slide or break, please be cautious while on the walk way.

The rugged terrain and rigged rocks are what the area has to offer for the advanced hiker. Please attain a Backcountry Permit before hiking, let someone know where you will be hiking and sign out upon return. Permits are issued at each Navajo Tribal Park location. You hike at your own risk. Please be prepared for unpredictable weather and wear comfortable clothing, stay hydrated and be aware of your surroundings. Parks is not liable for any lost or stolen objects.

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 at Hwy 89 and 64. It’s located at the corner of the junction.

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

Navajo Parks & Recreation Bldg. Hwy 264, Postal Loop Road, Bldg 36-A Window Rock, AZ. 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.