Moenkopi Wash, Arizona

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A tributary of the Little Colorado River, the Moenkopi Wash is a 90-mile long stream that runs through the Moenkopi Plateau in northern Arizona, along the border between the Navajo and the Hopi reservations. The flat lands along the stream have been traditionally used by both Navajo and Hopi peoples to cultivate crops. The area surrounding the wash's path is known for its colorful canyons and unique sandstone rock formations.

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"Moenkopi Wash as seen from the bridge of the Arizona SR 264, looking northeast, September 8, 2006" by Reinhard Schön is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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