Travel and Lodging
Travel Information for Sheep is Life
Please be advised that the Navajo Nation is a sovereign entity and is not subject to the laws of the State of Arizona, which has no jurisdiction in the Navajo Nation. All are welcomed here and are treated respectfully.
Tsailé is at the junction of Highways 64 and 12, on the northeast rim of Canyon de Chelly.
The Navajo Nation is on Mountain Daylight Time. All times for Sheep is Life events are MDT (same time as Denver, Salt Lake City, or Albuquerque)
The State of Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time.
Diné College is located at 7,000 feet elevation at the foot of the Chuska Mountains. Sunscreen, a hat, and something to cover arms and legs are recommended during the day for protection from the sun and intense UV radiation (because of the altitude); bring jackets and sweaters for the cool nights.
Primitive tenting and camping are possible at the Diné College Rodeo Grounds, where the sheep pens are, next to the Land Grant Program Building; there are outdoor toilets and a water spigot. Tenting and camping are available at Tsailé Lake, adjacent to the campus. There are NO facilities or potable water. Wheatfields Lake, five miles south on Highway 12, has camping sites, toilets, and water.
Hotels in Chinle
(25-minute drive west of Tsaile)
Hotels in Window Rock and St. Michaels
(Approximately an hour south of Tsailé)
Be sure to call well in advance. Hotels are usually full in the summer.
From Phoenix, AZ
Approximately 6.5 hours driving time
From Albuquerque, NM
Approximately 4.25 hours driving time
From Farmington, NM
Approximately 2.5 hours driving time
From Moab, Utah
Approximately 4 hours driving time