Explore Shiprock

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Added by Joseph Gulizia

Explore this stunning rock formation rising above the Navajo Nation.

Situated on the border of Arizona and New Mexico is an ancient throat of a volcano. You can see Shiprock for miles, as you approach the quiet New Mexico town. It's jagged edges and large spine, that extends to the South, cut straight out of vast flat landscape that surrounds it. You cannot miss it, you won't mistake it. 

The closer you get to the 4 corners region, the more distinct it becomes. It is a photographer's dream. The vast systems of chimneys making the rock more dramatic against the empty landscape. It is hard to not want to get to the peak, to imagine what was once there. 

Shiprock is a sacred site. For that reason, climbing and camping are not allowed. Please be respectful here, as you are on Navajo Nation land.

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4 months ago

Hard to get to

There are several roads that take you to Shiprock however some of these roads are tough. I suggest using a drone for photography.

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