Chuska Range, Arizona and New Mexico

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The Chuska Mountain Range runs along the Arizona-New Mexico border and lays within Apache County in Arizona and McKinley and San Juan Counties in New Mexico. The Navajo name for the mountain range is Níłtsą́ Dził, meaning Rainy Mountain, and in Navajo mythology, Chuska Peak is believed to be the head of a male figure called Y’odí Dził, or “Goods of Value Mountain.""

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"The Chuska Mountains, near Narbona Pass, north of Window Rock, on the Navajo Nation Reservation, October 19, 2011" by Kaibab National Forest is licensed under CC BY-SA.