The Sandal Trail is a walkway at Navajo National Monument (free admission) that connects the park visitor center to an overlook of the Betatakin cliff dwelling. The viewpoint looks across the canyon to the dwelling structure, so binoculars or zoom lens will be helpful. The path is paved and the distance is 1.3 miles round-trip with about 150' of elevation change (downhill to the overlook). We took a wheelchair on this path and we able to make it to the overlook but there are sections that are narrow or steep with no guard-rail or railing. I strongly recommend that wheelchair users bring an able assistant! There are benches along the way for resting. The Aspen Trail branches off the Sandal Trail and descends 300' further into the canyon on a steep footpath to the remnants of an aspen forest (.8 mile round-trip). Pets are not allowed on the trails. The elevation at the visitor center is about 7300'. There is not much shade so be prepared for intense sun exposure and drink plenty of water. Two campgrounds and a picnic area are located near the visitor center, which is open 9:00-5:00 daily, with extended hours 8:00-5:30 during the summer.
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