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Canyon de Chelly National Monument- This historical park and heritage area preserve significant landscapes, sites and structures associated with the development of Creole culture.
Homolovi Ruins State Park- Located along the Little Colorado River, Homolovi consists of four major pueblo sites thought to have been occupied between A.D. 1200 and 1425 by ancestors of today's Hopi Indians. Homolovi Ruins State Park is located in northeast Arizona, near Winslow.
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site- This still-active trading post, established in 1878, illustrates the influence of reservation traders on the Indians' way of life.
Navajo National Monument- Betatakin, Keet Seel, and Inscription House (closed since 1968 due to its fragility) are three cliff dwellings of the Kayenta Anasazi.
Wupatki National Monument- Ruins of red sandstone pueblos built by farming Indians about AD 1065 are preserved here. The modern Hopi Indians are believed to be partly descended from these people.

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Description - Northeast Arizona is home to the reservations of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. In addition to being part of the famous point where four states - Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico - come together to share a common border, the region is characterized by sweeping plateaus, towering mesas and scenic canyons. It is home to well-known attractions such as Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest National Park, the Painted Desert and Lake Powell. Miles of painted desert and dramatic terrain form some of the most picturesque sections of the state. Its rolling landscape, endless vistas, and dramatically colored canyons offer numerous outdoor opportunities.

Recreation - Popular recreation activities in Northeast Arizona include: hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, guided tours and sightseeing.

Climate - Summers are generally hot with temperatures in the 90's and occasionally in the low 100's. In winter the highs are often in the 40's or 50's, but can be much colder with highs only in the 20's. Annual rainfall is 9 to 10 inches with 40% occurring as thunder storms in the late summer. There is occasional snow in the winter. High winds can happen any time of year. Humidity is usually low.

Location - Northeast Arizona includes the area north of Interstate 40 and east of US Highway 89. Towns in this region include Kayenta, Tuba City, Holbrook, and Winslow. Interstate 40, US Highways 191 and 89, and State Highway 264 provide access through the region.

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Filed By: Brett Breitwieser (Santa Cruz, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
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Report: I took a motorcycle trip out to Holbrook Arizona and then on to Sun Valley (where I just bought land, see my website!)... I love this part of the country... diverse peoples: Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Latino... great scenery, lots of interesting little hangouts.... check out Holbrook, the Hopi truck stop along I-40 (for a cheap meal that serves generous portions!) Sun Valley has a nice petrified wood place, a great knife store and a livestock auction place... at 5000 feet the area is cooler than a lot of Arizona... and Holbrook is an excellent access point for a lot of diverse areas...

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Arizona Regions - The seven travel regions in Arizona include the Grand Canyon Country, Northeast Arizona, Central Arizona, the Arizona High Country, the Phoenix Area, Western Arizona and Southern Arizona.

Arizona Office of Tourism - Official State Tourism Office Site


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