Beginning just behind the charming visitor center at the Navajo National Monument, the Sandal Trail is a marked hiking trail that we absolutely recommend you to try during your visit to the park. It's a short walk, only about 30 minutes, that offers the most beautiful views of the park, with stunning views of the Betatakin Village with its Anasazi Indian ruins. The walk is easy and the landscapes are stunning, especially under Arizona's blanket of winter snow!
Located below the Navajo National Monument, collected in a specially protected valley designed to keep out humans and other predators, Betatakin Village is one of the main attractions in the park. It can be admired from the Sandal Trail, where you can see the different houses that were once home to up to a hundred people at the time of the Anasazi Indians. A fascinating cultural experience.
Located in the heart of the Navajo National Monument, nestled just behind the visitor center, the Fork Stick Hogan a fun part of the park for those who want to learn about the Anasazi Indians who once called this area home. It is a restored traditional Indian home, with small decorated wooden huts and traditional tools. The perfect place for the kids to indulge in a game of Cowboys and Indians!