Rte. 564, Kayenta, Arizona
Although the Navajos became one of the most powerful tribes in the Southwest, they are relative newcomers, migrating south from their Canadian homeland in the 1400s. Sometime later they discovered the ruins of villages built by the ancient Puebloans and settled in the area.
The ruins of Keet Seel (“broken pieces of pottery” in Navajo) are even more remote and are open only from Memorial Day – Labor Day. The trail is an arduous 17-mile round-trip hike. You can go and return in a day or camp near the ruins in the canyon. Only 20 people per day are allowed to visit the site, and permits and reservations are required.
–Park and visitors center open daily except winter holidays.