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(08/12/21) There is a MASK MANDATE on the Navajo Nation. Please wear a mask when visiting — indoors and outdoors in all public spaces.

(05.30.22) Memorial Day – HOLIDAY

(06.01.22) Navajo Nation Memorial Day – Tribal HOLIDAY

Day Use only 8am-4:30pm Wednesday-Sunday. Entry fee $10/vehicle (CASH ONLY). A valid NN Fishing License is required. RELEASE

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Shiprock Peak

The Great Shiprock

Located 15 miles southwest of the town of Shiprock, New Mexico is a unique towering, bird-like volcanic rock formation that can be seen for miles in all directions. Shiprock, as this mighty sand-colored column was named by Anglo settlers, is known to the Navajo as “Tsé Bit’ a’í”, or rock with wings. The peak is 7,178 above sea level, and is at the center of three volcanic pressure ridges that pushed the rock skyward millennia ago.

As this rock formation is sacred to the Navajos – hiking and/or climbing on the sacred peak or its surrounding rocks is forbidden. Also driving onto the dirt road leading to the formation is prohibited – please view and photograph the pinnacle from the paved roadway (Indian Service Route 13 or from US Highway 491). Oversight is provided by the local communities. There are no facilities in the vicinity. Overnight camping is not allowed. Usage of drones – a permit must be obtained from the Navajo Nation Film Office prior to use.

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Movie Appearances

Transformers (2007)

John Carter (2012)

Natural Born Killers (1994)

The Host (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Baraka (1992)

Beyond the Reach (2014)

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Finch (2021)