Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Navajo National Monument
On the way there and back, you’ll be walking through pygmy forest—a complex community of plants and animals that dominates the high, semi-arid plateaus of the American Southwest. Watch in particular for dwarfed, gnarled pinyon and juniper trees “posing” in photogenic postures and configurations—leaning at odd angles, sprouting peculiar limb-growths, bearing tangles of exposed roots, and appearing to try to crowd each other out.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 40.716′ N, 110° 32.478′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. Touch 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. Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Footprint Canyons in Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Upside-down Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans •
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 405 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.