East of the Grand Canyon is the Navajo Nation, and gorges leading into the canyon can be seen from Rt. 64. Below is a view from one of the roadside arts and crafts stands.





This is the Little Colorado Gorge -- while not as big as the Canyon itself, is interesting in that it offers a more up-close view of how the water has cut deep into the rock bed. That's about an 800-foot drop there.



The Painted Desert also extends into this area, as well as the Vermilion Cliffs, which gives the landscape its mysterious quality. These were taken along Rt. 89.



Since this is tribal land, however, a permit is needed to hike the land beyond the road -- and the wait can take up to 18 months.