Moenkopi Plateau, Arizona

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The Moenkopi Plateau is located to the west and southwest of the Hopi Mesas in north-central Arizona. Near the communities of Tuba City and Moenkopi, this vast plateau is comprised of flat, sandy, and fairly barren terrain broken by canyon systems filled with colorful rock formations and hoodoos of eroded sandstone. The area is used by both the Hopi and Navajo to graze livestock.

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"Eastern branch of Coal Mine Canyon, Moenkopi Plateau, Arizona, April 10, 2010" by John Fowler is licensed under CC BY.