Nokaito Bench, AZ

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The Nokaito (also known as Nakaito) bench, which is called Naakaiitó or Mexican Spring in Navajo, is an elevated plain running north and south just to the west of the Chinle Wash in Southern Utah. On the north end it starts just below the San Juan River and runs south past the Arizona state line to the juncture of Walker Creek and Chinle Wash.

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"HWY 160, near Mexican Water, Arizona, 2011" by Mark Peter Drolet. All rights reserved, use with permission only.

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