Tsegi Canyon

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A deep canyon located near Kayenta, AZ on the Navajo Nation. The gorge is known for its sheer walls of sandstone formed by the Laguna Creek and for its marsh growth. The canyon is a source of water to the surrounding area as a part of the Kayenta and Dinnehotso irrigation projects.

In Navajo, "Tséyi" means "In Between the Rocks” or "Inside the Rock."

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"Tsegi Canyon 5-29-50," photograph courtesy of the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University Repository. Rights reproduction requires permission of the repository.

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