Tuba City 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.
The Quality Inn Navajo Nation, one of the few hotels in Tuba City, is located one mile from the main highway (US 160), at the northwest corner of the intersection of Main St and Moenave Rd. This isolated region is part of the Navajo Reservation, towards the north of the Painted Desert, and is close to various other natural attractions such as the Little Colorado River and Marble Canyon. The hotel is within walking distance of most major sites in Tuba City, including Tuba Trading Post, Dine' College, and a selection of restaurants.