Padilla Mesa, Arizona

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A 10-mile-long mesa located within the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. This mesa is an extension of Hopi Third Mesa. In Navajo, it is called Gad Dah Yisk'id, which means "Juniper Hill." Its English name comes from the geological surveyor Fray Juan Padilla, who was part of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s 1540 Spanish expedition.

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