For your safety and for the protection of the beautiful natural and cultural resources of the Navajo Nation, there are a few tips that we would like to offer you while you are visiting the Navajo Nation.
On the Navajo Nation, you’ll find many vibrant, working communities. Please respect the privacy and customs of the residents and the integrity of the structures at all times.
While traveling on the Navajo Nation, please obey all tribal laws and regulations.
Please be respectful when it comes to photography. Cameras are welcome only in certain areas of the Navajo Nation. Please secure permission before photographing, videotaping, sketching, or audiotape recording any event.
Visitors are welcomed with open arms in Navajoland.
When you are on Navajo land, you’ll quickly notice how many people speak the Navajo language. However, English is also spoken by the vast majority of Navajos, so please communicate freely in English.
The Navajo Nation has beautiful weather year round. Unlike Phoenix, Northern Arizona enjoys much cooler temperatures. During the summer months experience daytime temperatures of 80 degrees and nighttime lows in the 50’s. During the winter months experience daytime highs in the 40’s and nighttime lows in the teens. We would suggest bringing a light sweater or jacket with you at all times.
The average annual rainfall received is approximately 11-12 inches a year. Rain season takes place for the Navajo Nation during August, September, and October. Come and experience the beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and unique culture of the Navajo Nation!
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Navajo User Permits
Permits for Hiking, Camping and Backcountry Use:
Navajo Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 1250 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Licenses for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Boating:
Navajo Fish & Wildlife
P.O. Box 1480 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: 928-871-6451 or 6452
Permits for Commercial Filming and Photography:
Navajo Nation Film Office
P.O. Box 2310 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Window Rock, AZ 928-871-6111
Chinle, AZ 928-674-2111
Crownpoint, NM 505-786-2050
Kayenta, AZ 928-697-5600
Shiprock, NM 505-368-1350
Tuba City, AZ 928-283-3111
Shiprock, NM 505-368-4522
Window Rock, AZ 928-871-6701
Chinle, AZ 928-674-2109
Sanders, AZ 928-688-2456
* After hours emergency 928-674-5523
Chinle, AZ 928-674-7001
Crownpoint, NM 505-786-5291
Fort Defiance, AZ 928-729-5741
Gallup, NM 505-722-1000
Kayenta, AZ 928-697-3211
Shiprock, NM 505-368-6001
Tuba City, AZ 928-283-2501
Winslow, AZ 928-289-6100