Yon Dot Mountains, Arizona

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Although called mountains, these are in fact a chain of low hills located in the western part of the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. The origin of the name Yon Dot is unclear. In Navajo these hills are called Yaa Ndee’nil, which simply means “series of hills going down.”

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"Panorama of Cinder Hills, Coconino National Forest, AZ, October 10, 2014" by Brady Smith, Coconino National Forest is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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