Navajo Route 13, Arizona

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Because Navajo routes are mostly rural dirt roads that are familiar only to local residents living on the Navajo Nation Reservation, it is often hard to determine their exact location. Route 13 appears on maps as a visible road on the central part of the reservation, in northeastern Arizona, but also as a very small road on the Hopi Reservation, which is father west. In Tony Hillerman's novel The Dark Wind, Navajo Route 13 most likely refers to the latter since, in the novel, this small dirt road connects with Arizona Highway 87, which runs through the Hopi Reservation from north to south.

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"Dirt Road in Painted Desert, Arizona, July 2006" by Jan Kronsell is licensed under Public Domain.

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