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. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canyons in Time (here, next to this marker); Dinosaur Footprint The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hogan (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Sagebrush (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandal Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
Categories. • Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Natural Features • Paleontology •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.