, including Apache, Navajo, and the eastern edge of Coconino County, is arid, largely free of greenery, and characterized by hills, mesas, buttes, cliffs, and canyons. The windy stony plains of the Petrified Forest National Park
exhibits parts of the barren colorful Painted Desert
as well as preserved Native American petroglyphs. Northeast Arizona is also home to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and Four Corners Monument.
The region is home to several Indian
reservations including all of the Zuni
Indian Reservation and most parts of the Hopi
Reservation, the Navajo
Nation, and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The rugged desert landscape of Northeast Arizona has been inhabited by indigenous peoples since at least the construction of what are now the ruins at Monument Valley, Navajo National Monument, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
It is also home to many miles of old Route 66, beginning at the Arizona-New Mexico
State Line at Lupton
, Arizona and moving westward and climbing elevation to Winona, Arizona
Notable towns in the region include St. Johns, Eagar, Holbrook
, Show Low, Winslow
, Window Rock, Fort Defiance, Ganado, Chinle, and Kayenta.