Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Famed White House Ruin in Canyon de Chelly National Monument on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. © Jerry Ginsberg

Story and Photography by Jerry Ginsberg

 

Among the many anomalies found in the units of the National Park Service are a few National Monuments located within the sprawling Navajo Nation of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. While the boundaries of some monuments encompass thousands of acres, visitor access within these sites may be restricted to specific rights of way granted by the Navajo tribal government allowing visitors to traverse their lands using designated routes and trails.

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