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Shiprock Rock Formation

San Juan County, Shiprock, NM
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Like being on the set of a John Wayne movie.

Navajo environs with full sevice country store and awesome view of Shiprock and the carved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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I actually had no intention of visiting Ship Rock during this trip - the idea was to see it in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul R
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“four corners” (9 reviews)
“dirt road” (12 reviews)
San Juan County, Shiprock, NM
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Navajo environs with full sevice country store and awesome view of Shiprock and the carved four-corner valley.

Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually had no intention of visiting Ship Rock during this trip - the idea was to see it in a few years' time when I was next in the US. But on my way from Blanding to Cortez, I saw it off in the...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

all you can do is drive by it but definitely worth going out of your way to see this iconic structure. it looks like a cathedral in the middle of a field. Very impressive

1  Thank kit52349
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A close up view of the Shiprock leaves one feeling a sense of awe, which never grows old, even after repeated viewings. To get close, I would recommend an SUV, pick up, etc., as the dirt road is rutted and very-slow going in places.

1  Thank morhoades
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This formation is out in the middle of nowhere. It is about 1 hour from Cortez Colorado. I didn't get to go to the base of it but from a distance it is impressive. Even saw it from atop Mesa Verde NP.

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Passed Shiprock on the way to Monument Valley. It's a pity you cannot get closer but it is still an impressive sight to see. We managed to find several point along the highway to get some pictures.

1  Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Shiprock is sacred to several tribes, and it is a marvel to see - it rises out of the desert floor and is visible for all directions.

1  Thank monighan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I wish I could have found a route that got us closer to it, but even the road we took was very bumpy and was glad we were in a 4x4 truck.

1  Thank dmbmonkey311
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This isn't something you go out of your way to visit, but if you're in the area, it's worth the little bit of a drive. This is a beautiful rock formation that isn't swarmed with people climbing all over it, and carving stupid stuff into...More

6  Thank Shutterbug027
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We saw this for quite a bit on our drive north towards the 4 corners. It is a really beautiful formation standing in the middle of flatness. I wouldn't say it's worth a detour (read: not THAT amazing) but if you're traveling that direction, it's...More

1  Thank Layla W
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22 July 2017|
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Response from HeyJerry2011 | Reviewed this property |
More information, please. TSOD not necessary if you keep your bearing, Water, protein. Navajo Reservation has minimal gas stations, no beer. Always stop, refill and get water. Shiprock can go to GC north rim if temperature... More
Donald P
27 November 2016|
Response from NavC130 | Reviewed this property |
Drive south from the town of Shiprock on US 491 for a little more than four miles. Turn right on Indian Service Route 13 and there's a pull off place about 5.5 miles from 491. There's a dirt track there that will get you... More