Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Explore this stunning rock formation rising above the Navajo Nation.

Situated on the border of Arizona and New Mexico is an ancient throat of a volcano. You can see Shiprock for miles, as you approach the quiet New Mexico town. It's jagged edges and large spine, that extends to the South, cut straight out of vast flat landscape that surrounds it. You cannot miss it, you won't mistake it. 

The closer you get to the 4 corners region, the more distinct it becomes. It is a photographer's dream. The vast systems of chimneys making the rock more dramatic against the empty landscape. It is hard to not want to get to the peak, to imagine what was once there. 

Shiprock is a sacred site. For that reason, climbing and camping are not allowed. Please be respectful here, as you are on Navajo Nation land.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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