"Kayenta" Kayenta by Yaqui

Kayenta Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 41 photos

Gate to Monument Valley National Monument

Toh' Di'neesh zhee (Water going in different directions)


In 1909, Quaker families moved in and created one of the first commerce centers that aided traveling isolated parts of Navajo land. It still serves as the cross roads too many of the treasures and natural wonders this country has to offer. It is the gateway to Monument Valley and serves as another route to Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Canyon DeChelly and Mesa Verde.

It has many services such as hotels, gas stations, major grocery store, and restaurants. As well has having other natural wonders such as El Captain, Church Rock and Black Rock.

Welcome to Utah or Arizona?...lol!

This is a unique area, because one minute your in Arizona and to get to the main road you have to pass into Utah to get to the Visitor Center that is actually back into Arizona. Of course the north end of the valley is in Utah if your traveling north on Hwy 163.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:There is lots to see and do!
  • Cons:Might be a culture shock to some!
  • In a nutshell:Just take in the beauty and enjoy what nature has to offer us!
  • Last visit to Kayenta: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 31, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    I was out this way in 2009, and got "revived" from journal of Barry Goldwater going to Church
    Rock to climb. What a fantastic scene-good job

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    Fantastic photos!! Great tip on code talkers Museum! Thank you for having Dinkelsbuehl postcard on your page. I appreciate!

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 6:00 AM

    most interesting, nice decor on the hamburger places. there was a movie a few years ago about the code talkers, nicolas cage maybe the star. nice to see that in a bk.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Magnificent countryside, from the sky i would think it would be a fantastic sight. Hopefully we will get to visit someday.

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    I love the Hampton Inn! I always enjoy how you have more Off the Beaten Path tips than Main Tourist Attractions. :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2009 at 12:36 AM

    Fabulous rock formations and lots of fast food. I like desserty areas.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Excellent Kayenta travel page with gorgeous photographs. Kayenta certainly has interesting tourist attractions especially with such natural attractions as El Capitan, Church Rock and Comb Ridge. The museums certainly worth visiting. ~ho & pang

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    The code talkers is so interesting & I did love the rocky landscapes!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Hi there Dee - Kayenta is an intersting place to visit - enjoyed reading. All the best

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    What an unusual place for such an interesting museum. I will have to be sure to see it.

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