Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Navajo National Monument
The deeper and narrower the canyon, the less sunshine reaches into its depths. Less sunshine means less evaporation of rainwater, so plant life flourishes. You could say that the climate of Fir Canyon is like an inverted mountain: there’s a gradation downward toward cooler and more humid conditions in the bottom—with plants and animals to match.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 40.698′ N, 110° 32.454′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. Click for map. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canyons in Time (here, next to this marker); Dinosaur Footprint (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandal Trail (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Natural Features • Paleontology •
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