Where is the Navajo Nation?
Among some 500 Indian tribes and 318 reservations recorded in the country
by the 2000 Census, the Navajo Nation is the home of the largest Indian
tribe, and sprawls across northeast Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. It
has an area of over 27,000 square miles and is situated on the southwestern
Colorado Plateau. Very often, the size of the Navajo Nation is compared
to that of the state of West Virginia.
The topography of the Navajoland is characterized by arid deserts and
alpine forests with high plateaus, mesas, and mountains reaching as
high as 10,500 feet in altitude. And then, there are low desert regions
with an altitude of as low as 5,500 feet. Volcanic activities, wind
and water erosions have formed and carved the Navajo Nation's many
majestic mesas, mountains and canyons. Navajoland boasts a number of
world-renowned scenic wonders of the Southwest, e.g., Canyon de
Chelly, Shiprock Peak, Monument Valley, Chuska Mountains,
Window Rock, and so on. The beauty and the culture of the Navajo
Nation draw over three million tourists annually from all over the
world to this majestic land.
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Types of Navajo Nation Lands and Leases
Visitation to the the Navajo Nation and Vicinity