is one of the few significant towns in the vast Navajo Reservation
of northeast Arizona, situated towards the west edge of the reservation along US 160, which joins US 89 a short distance west and continues northeast towards Kayenta
and Monument Valley
. The town center lies a few blocks north of the main road; locations here include the local high school, a regional health center and one chain hotel, while most of the shops and other facilities are along US 160.
This part of Arizona is mostly flat, sandy and not scenically interesting, though Tuba City is close to the Painted Desert
, seen for example along US 89 north of Cameron. There are some lesser-known photogenic landscapes in the vicinity, however, based around Moenkopi Wash
and its tributaries, including Blue Canyon
(27 miles), Coal Mine Canyon
(16 miles) and Ha Ho No Geh Canyon
(23 miles); all have an amazing array of eroded, multicolored sandstone formations.
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