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Canyon de Chelly
At the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves are ruins of Indian villages built between AD 350 and 1300. Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest basketmakers to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here. Authorized April 1, 1931. Boundary change: March 1,1933. Acreage- 83,840 all nonfederal.
Hubbel Trading Post
Feel the old wooden floor give slightly beneath your footsteps and hear it sqeak as you enter the front door of the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. Let your eyes adjust to the dim lighting of the "bullpen" and you might even catch the trader negotiating a deal with a Native American artist. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site offers you a chance to become a part of this unique slice of history.
Only twenty miles west of Gallup, this drive provides a pleasant change of scenery as the road wends through hogbacks eroded into the upturned strata along the eastern limb of The Defiance Uplift and into a ponderosa forest, before returning to the flats. The Uplift is as much as 35 miles wide and runs for about 90 miles from Lupton to the San Juan River on the north. Interpretation of the geology of this area is a focal point for geologists from four different states. What follows is adapted loosely from Baars' Navajo Country.