Sawmill Navajo Trail

Window Rock, Arizona

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This trail travels through some of the forest areas of the Navajo Nation. The well-used, single-track trail crests a rise and then runs across open Red Valley before entering the forest. Much of the trail travels along a ridge top, giving views east over red rock buttes and the Chuska Mountains. The surface is very rutted and eroded and only suitable for travel in dry weather. The final section of the trail follows a graded dirt road as it emerges from the forest at the settlement of Sawmill. Special Attractions: South Rim Drive of Canyon de Chelly National Monument; Shady forest drive; Excellent photo opportunities from many overlooks into Canyon de Chelly; Optional 4-rated climb up to Fluted Rock Fire Lookout. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Sawmill Navajo Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail travels through some of the forest areas of the Navajo Nation. The well-used, single-track trail crests a rise and then runs across open Red Valley before entering the forest. Much of the trail travels along a ridge top, giving views east over red rock buttes and the Chuska Mountains. The surface is very rutted and eroded and only suitable for travel in dry weather. The final section of the trail follows a graded dirt road as it emerges from the forest at the settlement of Sawmill.

Special Attractions: South Rim Drive of Canyon de Chelly National Monument; Shady forest drive; Excellent photo opportunities from many overlooks into Canyon de Chelly; Optional 4-rated climb up to Fluted Rock Fire Lookout. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Window Rock
Distance: 12.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 7,200 feet
Top Elevation: 8,000 feet
Local Contacts: Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Sonsela Buttes, Buell Park, Sawmill, Canyon de Chelly, Ganado; BLM Canyon de Chelly, Ganado
Driving Directions: Directions to Sawmill Navajo Trail

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May 2018