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Sandal Trail

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A self-guided tour to a scenic overlook of Pueblo Cave Dwellings.


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0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

7,292' 2,223 m

High

6,893' 2,101 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

401' 122 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

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Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly A very easy paved trail with several informative exhibits and a view of ancient ruins.

Need to Know

Conditions in winter may be slippery.

Description

This trail is the only way to view the ruins of Navajo National Monument without taking a guided tour. This trail is also much shorter and easier than those tours. From the visitor center exit simply head out the back and bare right at the dinosaur tracks exhibit. After that it's a straight hike along the canyon rim past signs explaining the history of the people who lived here. After only 0.5 miles you come to the main view point.

Flora & Fauna

A number of trees and plants grow along the trail along with explanations of how the locals tribes utilized them.

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Shared By:

Dylan Payne

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The Betatakin Cliff Dwellings.
Sep 18, 2018 near Kayenta, AZ

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Oct 28, 2019
Valerie Norton
Was 9F that night! https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2019/10/sandal-trail-and-rest.html
Oct 15, 2019
Meggie Tran
Sep 15, 2018
Dylan Payne