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Canyon View Trail - Betatakin, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northeast > Hotevilla
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.67 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,293 feet
Elevation Gain -14 feet
Accumulated Gain 38 feet
Avg Time One Way 15 min
Kokopelli Seeds 0.8
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8  2018-03-31
Navajo NM
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  6:03am - 6:31pm
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A short trail that connects the visitor center to the historic ranger station with nice views down Betatakin Canyon. Also serves as a connector between the Canyon View Campground and the visitor center.

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Canyon View Trail - Betatakin
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    Navajo NM
    I spent a night at my go-to northeastern Arizona campground at Navajo NM. It's free, and according to the ranger, has never been "full" so it's a reliable spot to show up late at night looking for a few zzz's.

    It's off-season, so there are not currently any scheduled guided tours to the Betatakin ruins and the ranger who could volunteer to do it was in Phoenix for the weekend. ](*,)

    So I was limited to the trails that don't require a guide as a quick morning exploration. I would have liked to see the Aspen trail in yesteryear as it continues past the current closure to the bottom of the canyon. It looked like I could get past the rockfall, but I decided not to risk the NPS violation.

    The night was very cold and fires are not permitted here. But the bathroom had a heater which was nice in the morning! :)

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    Take U.S. Highway 160, 52 miles northeast of Tuba City or 19 miles southeast of Kayenta. Turn north onto a Arizona State Route 564, and proceed 9 miles to the visitor center where the trail begins.
    page created by chumley on Apr 02 2018 10:39 am
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