In the remote, high elevation Black Creek Valley
right by the east edge of Arizona, Window Rock
is the administrative center for the 27,425 square mile Navajo Indian Reservation
, despite being a small place with few facilities. The town is located around the intersection of Hwy 264 with Route 12, 26 miles from the larger city of Gallup, New Mexico. Attractions include Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park, the Navajo Nation World War II Memorial and the Navajo Nation Museum, while the one NPS unit in the area is Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
, in Ganado 31 miles west. Window Rock is named after a circular arch in the long line of sandstone cliffs which rise high above the town to the east. Most facilities are located along Hwy 264, including one hotel and a small supermarket (Basha's).
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