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Coal Mine Canyon

Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Great Canyon totally off the beaten path

The research and investigation was intriguing enough to put this sight one on our to-do list - and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anton V
Where is it!!

So looked forward to seeing this Canyon. Followed all directions and came up with nothing. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pasadena, California
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“mile marker” (11 reviews)
“dirt road” (14 reviews)
Az Hwy 264, 15 miles south-east of Tuba City, Tuba City, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The research and investigation was intriguing enough to put this sight one on our to-do list - and we were not disappointed. If you like seeing amazing scenery far from the madding crowd (well that’s what we found in mid-August), then this is the place....More

Thank Anton V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So looked forward to seeing this Canyon. Followed all directions and came up with nothing. Nothing more can be said!

Thank elster41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful! Showcases the geology of the rock formations on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. This was the one place we were allowed to take photographs on the Experience Hopi tour.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Coal Mine Canyon is off the beaten path but don't be discouraged! Hwy 264 out of Tuba City is a great road, newly repaved. Exit on to the sand road after the 337 mile marker! It is not the Private Entrance between 336 and 337....More

2  Thank CStanfield
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you are travelling between Flagstaff and Page this is a great side trip that takes less than an hour. You can google to find details on directions. This is Navajo property so you can go online or visit their office to pay $15 to...More

1  Thank Johnplatinum
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

--Clarifying directions (with photos): The correct driveway is between mile marker 337 & 338, about 100 meters past marker 337. There's a private drive with "Private Property" signs that confused me between 336 and 337. The correct drive is 1/4 mile past this (driving away...More

3  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Mesmerizing to experience this dramatic landscape. Highly recommend - we saw with our Hopi guide, Evelyn Frederick (experiencehopi.com)

1  Thank curiousadventures
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This canyon is quite colorful and there are many hoodoo shapes are to enjoy. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that the 5-star paradigm for canyons is not too far away. Also there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get...More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The directions were accurate and the road is not as bad as some people have said if you avoid the ruts and the cows and take the easy walk from the picnic tables. As every one has said, the canyon is a truly awesome sight...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Difficult to get to with a regular car, dirt road with big holes but definately worth the effort. I wouldn't follow the sign that says Coal Mine Canyon unless you have a off road jeep but if you look for windmill and house and follow...More

Thank Jackiesrich
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15 April 2017|
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Response from cheribree2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not real good for trailers. No place to set one up. Definitely 4x4 road with washes to cross. Very narrow roads.
Brenda W
3 March 2017|
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Response from RCQuinn2013 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a place where you'd spend a lot of time. Stopping for pictures is pretty much all there is to it. There are no facilities, no amenities. The Navajo permits allow you to camp out there if you're the rugged type--(no... More
15 February 2016|
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Response from Marsha C | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I would add is while there is no fee or permit required to visit this site, we were told you are not allowed to hike into the canyon without a guide. Not sure who to contact for a guide. Maybe the visitor... More