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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Kayenta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kayenta and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Kayenta:
    • 36.726096, -110.254545
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Kayenta
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kayenta ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Kayenta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
  • Diamond Fields [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Fields
    • Diamond Fields [Apache County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Kayenta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Fields
  • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Hat
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kayenta
    • Former name for Mexican Hat:
    • Goodridge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Hat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexican Hat<3>
  • Rock Point [Apache County]
  • Rough Rock [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Rock
    • Rough Rock [Apache County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Kayenta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Rock

How Far From Kayenta to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Kayenta to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Kayenta and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Holbrook, which is the Seat of Navajo County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the south. If you could drive a straight line from Kayenta to Holbrook, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,965 miles [12,818.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,909 miles [9,509.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Navajo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kayenta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Navajo County: www.co.navajo.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kayenta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kayenta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kayenta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kayenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7261, Longitude: -110.2545    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Kayenta to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.201 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.081 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.087 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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