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These maps show the sites and locations. The park has 26 miles of roads so it takes a while to go end to end and there is no loop. With the Navajo living on the land, and farming, it is unique for a park to offer limited tourism while looking out for the Natives. This land was a fortress to hide form other Indian tribes that came to steal or fight, and eventually the Spanish and then Americans conquered the territory fiercely. Navajo were moved out to Fort Sumner for a decade and allowed to return in 1864, but by then they had been demoralized and the proud heritage diminishing. YOu can understand the looks you may get because of the past tragedies.
The scenic road of Hwy 12 to the east is I heard rough and not easy to travel to; so I did not and never ill know now.
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