Sand Dunes of the Navajo Nation
Northern Arizona
Unlike virtually every other state in the Southwest, Arizona has
no large dune fields. You can, however, find individual dunes or very
small fields with maybe two or three dunes. The vast majority of them are
in the northern part of the state on the Navajo Reservation. Though the size
of Arizona’s dunes pale in comparison to, say, those at White Sands National
Monument in New Mexico or Imperial Sand Dunes in California, the dunes of the
Grand Canyon State are still quite beautiful. All of the dunes shown on this web
page are in obscure places in Navajo country. Some are just north of the Little
Colorado River, in the Painted Desert. Others are near the Navajo communities
of Tsegi or Kaibito. Others are...who knows...just some place on
The Rez where I decided to pull over and wander for the day.

 
Full moon rising over a sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Kaibito , Arizona
 
Full moon rising over a sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Kaibito , Arizona
 
Sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Tsegi, Arizona
 
Sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Tsegi, Arizona
 

 
Sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Kaibito , Arizona
 
Sunset at a sand dune in the high desert near the Navajo community of Kaibito , Arizona
 
Sand dune in the high desert just north of the Little Colorado River on the Navajo Reservation, Arizona
 

 
Sand dune in the Arizona high desert, on the Navajo Nation with the San Francisco Peaks in the distance
 
Sand dune in the high desert just north of the Little Colorado River on the Navajo Reservation, Arizona
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Sand dune in the high desert just north of the Little Colorado River on the Navajo Reservation, Arizona
 

 
Sand dune and lone plant in the high desert just north of the Little Colorado River on the Navajo Reservation, Arizona