Coal Mine Canyon
Coal Mine Canyon (Tsé Kó Hásání) is a remote, little-visited site in northeastern Arizona where the detail of the rock - colors, forms, and textures of the eroded sandstone - is worth the visit to this canyon. This short canyon is located on the border between the Hopi and Navajo Reservations - the rim is on the Navajo Reservation, the canyon floor on the Hopi Reservation. It is 15 miles (24+ km) southeast of Tuba, AZ, off AZ264 between mile markers 337 and 338 on an unmarked dirt road (gps 36.013,-111.047). A $12 permint (2020) is requred to visit the canyon. Low grade deposits of coal can be found scattered across this area, hence its name.
I drove by this site for years on my way to visit family in Texas without knowing it was here, so all photos come from other photographers. The colors in this short canyon change according to weather and the position of the sun as can be seen in these various views, and a panorama.