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Shonto, Arizona

Navajo National Monument

Shonto, Arizona



Shonto, Arizona
Phone: (928) 672-2700

Sites: 33
Recent Rate: $1 5/2015

Latitude: 36.677927577202
Longitude: -110.54098963738

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016
Overall Rating:      

Site is above the surrounding countryside at ~7200 ft elevation so temperature is about 5 degrees cooler, which is welcome in the summer heat. Canyon View area is a bit rough to get into but doable with patience. The area just outside the Visitor Center is fully paved and has a rest room building with grey water dish washing area as well as a single fresh water spigot (which was repaired while we were there). Great, and some challenging hiking trails, some to outstanding ruins, can also take a Ranger-led hike. They currently only have porta-pottys, as their 40 year-old sewage system is in sad need of repair. Very interesting native demonstrations of rug and basket weaving as well as painting in the Visitor Center during the day. Only a couple of the pull-through sites are anything near level but more of the back-ins are mostly level. Small trading post and gas station at the intersection with the highway at the bottom of the hill were closed both times we were there. Very peaceful. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Take advantage of the hike to, or at least the views of, the ruins in the area.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 2 campgrounds at Navajo NM - Canyon View and Sunset View - we stayed in Canyon View. There are (I think) 16 sites in this campground. Both campgrounds are FREE. All are quite private, nestled in among juniper and pinon. The sites are not huge - different sizes, some pull throughs, and supper huge rigs may have a problem. We saw two buses/motor homes that were about 25-30' long and they did fine. We camped in a truck camper pulling a 10' utility trailer.

No wood fires, but there are charcoal fire grates, plus a picnic table. Verizon worked OK - anything from 1x to 3 bars LTE depending on time of day - the sites are up high on a mesa, maybe 1/4 mile from the visitor center and the other campground. Trash bins scattered around, a few toilets, extremely quiet, great views to the north.

The other campground is fine but views to south so not as spectacular. The sites are mostly back in and short - there are some 'pull throughs' which are really just wide spots by the side of the road. It is also free, and would be fine for a night.

Overall a great experience and very unique. Try to do one of the semi-strenuous hikes to see the Betatkin cliff house up close. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Canyon View site 6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good stop in northern Arizona where few, if any, other campgrounds exist. And the price is right: free. You will need to work at leveling your rig at nearly every site. No showers and water available at the restroom building. This is not a big rig place and it is about 9 miles off of US160. It is quiet and the views are great. The visitor center is quite interesting and it is worth staying an extra day or two to do the hikes to the ruins. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011
Overall Rating:      

It's a rarity to find a free campground with incredible views, clean bathrooms and large private campsites. We will definitely return to this wonderful place. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This facility, operated by the National Park Service, is located in northeast Arizona at the end of State Highway 564 off of US Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,200 feet. There is no entry fee or camping fee. There are two campgrounds. Sunset View is the one best suited for RVs and is open year around. The interior road is paved, The pads are paved and reasonable level. Sites are widely spaced and surrounded by trees. There are no hookups but water is available. The web site and a sign on the highway indicate that the maximum RV length is 28 feet but there are a few sites that can accommodate larger units including our 35-foot motorhome. The Visitor Center offers exhibits, Native American art and craft demonstrations, movies and Ranger talks. A short self-guided trail leads to an overlook that provides a good view of the Betataken ruin on the opposite wall of a canyon. A Ranger-guided hike into the canyon and the ruin is available. It is a beautiful place and the staff was friendly and helpful. The only reason I am not giving it a higher rating is that there are no hookups. We will go there again. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

There are two campgrounds: Canyon View (very rutted roads, gravel sites, pit toilets, killer views) and Sunset (paved sites, flush toilets). This review is of Sunset, which is quite close to the very nice Visitor Center and the trails. We loved this free--and quite nice--campground much more than most fee-based campgrounds. Roomy, shaded sites with picnic tables and grills. Very nice bathroom with flush toilets and hot running water (no showers). Just a gorgeous park. We have a 25' Class C and fit perfectly, but there was a Class A with a toad that sort of fit. In high season, I wouldn't try to come here in a long RV, but off season, it worked. We camped at Navajo National Monument in a Motorhome.

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