Author Topic: Grand Canyon Connector Navajo Nation road closures - Aug. 2020  (Read 474 times)

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Offline bascyclist

Does anyone have information on the route closures in the Navajo nation?  Thanks
« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 12:29:13 pm by CMajernik »

Offline John Nettles

Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 10:00:57 pm »
According to the Navajo website, as of a couple of days ago, all roads are closed to outsiders until further notice.  See  https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/ for info.

Offline aggie

Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 10:35:33 am »
Roads that are marked as tribal roads are closed to non-residents of the Navajo nation.  You should still be able to use US Hwy 89 even though it passes through the western edge of their land as it is a major north-south route but don't leave the main hwy.  Be prepared for all the services in the Navajo Nation to be closed.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 06:58:25 pm »
Yes, I'm pretty sure that all the county, state and federal highways that traverse the Navajo Nation are still open. It's only the Nation-owned roads (5000 miles of them) that are closed to visitors.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Grand Canyon Connector Navajo Nation road closures - Aug. 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 07:28:30 pm »
Desert View and the Grand Canyon East Entrance (on map 10) remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You can only enter and exit the park through the South Entrance.
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