• Betatakin

    Navajo

    National Monument Arizona

Where the highway ends, the Ancestral Puebloan Wild West Prehistory Begins...

The prehistoric Puebloan Ancestors built Tsegi Phase villages within the natural sandstone alcoves of our canyons. The resilient Ancestral Puebloans paved the way for current Native American groups in the Southwest region. These villages, which date from AD 1250 to 1300, thrill all who visit with original architectural elements such as roof beams, masonary walls, rock art, and hand and foot holds.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A small aspen, fir and spruce forest still survives in Betatakin Canyon from the last ice age 12,000 years ago.