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Anasazi Inn is a funky hideaway

Anasazi Inn is a funky hideaway
Built into the rim of Tsegi Canyon, the Anasazi Inn is a friendly, funky hideaway for locals, truckers and adventurous tourists. (Times photo - Cindy Yurth)

Built into the rim of Tsegi Canyon, the Anasazi Inn is a friendly, funky hideaway for locals, truckers and adventurous tourists. (Times photo – Cindy Yurth)

These days, the folks who come to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating culture of the northern part of the Navajo Nation have a wide variety of lodging options, from the upscale View hotel in Monument Valley to historic Goulding’s lodge to the modern chain motels in Kayenta.

But if you’re looking for some local color and a place with a patina of history, you might want to drive nine miles west of Kayenta to the Anasazi Inn.

Just off busy U.S. 160, the Anasazi perches on the rim of spectacular Tségi Canyon. From a viewpoint below the motel, you can see an Anasazi ruin in an alcove, one of many that line the canyon walls.

About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at cyurth@navajotimes.com.

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