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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 Navajo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Navajo 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 Navajo:
    • 35.124191, -109.538166
    • 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 Navajo
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Apache County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Apache County
    • Since Navajo is near Navajo County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Navajo County
  • 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

Communities Also Named Navajo ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Navajo.

There is one other community in Arizona which is also named Navajo.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Arizona ...
    • Mohave County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Mohave County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mohave County community of Navajo.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Diego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Navajo [San Diego County].
      • San Luis Obispo County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Navajo [San Luis Obispo County].
    • Montana
      • Daniels County
      • This Navajo is located in Daniels County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Navajo that is located in Apache County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daniels County community of Navajo.
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Navajo [Lincoln County].
      • McKinley County
      • This Navajo is located in McKinley County and lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Navajo that is located in Apache County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Navajo.
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This Navajo is located in Rio Arriba County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the northeast of the Navajo that is located in Apache County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Navajo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Navajo ...

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.

  • Chambers [Apache County]
  • Goodwater [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
    • Goodwater [Navajo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the west of Navajo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwater have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
  • Headquarters [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headquarters
    • Headquarters [Navajo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Navajo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headquarters have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headquarters
  • Pine Springs [Apache County]
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Potter Place [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Place
      • Potter Place [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the south of Navajo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter Place have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter Place
    • Tanner Springs [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner Springs
      • Tanner Springs [Apache County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Navajo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Springs
    • Twin Buttes [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Navajo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Navajo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Wide Ruins [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wide Ruins
      • Wide Ruins [Apache County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the north of Navajo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wide Ruins

How Far From Navajo 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 Navajo to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Johns, which is the Seat of Apache County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<3> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Navajo to Saint Johns, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,038 miles [12,935.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,970 miles [9,607.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.az.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Navajo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Navajo could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Navajo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Navajo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1242, Longitude: -109.5382       In this case, the coordinates for Navajo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Navajo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.435 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.014 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.769 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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