ARRIVING—To reach Window Rock from Flagstaff or Holbrook, take I-40 east to Lupton and go north on Indian Rte. 12.

SPECIAL EVENTS—Unlike the village ceremonies of the Hopi, Navajo religious ceremonies tend to be held in the privacy of family hogans. However, the public is welcome to attend numerous fairs, powwows, and rodeos throughout the year. The biggest of these is the Navajo Nation Fair (www.navajonationfair.org; (tel. 928/871-6478), held in Window Rock in early September. It features traditional dances, a rodeo, a powwow, a Miss Navajo Pageant, and arts-and-crafts exhibits and sales. The Fourth of July Celebration Rodeo, also held in Window Rock, is a not-to-be-missed experience if you’re in the area.

VISITOR INFORMATION—For advance information, contact Navajo Tourism (www.discovernavajo.com; tel. 928/810-8501).

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What Time Is It?

Contrary to the rest of the state, the Navajo Nation observes daylight saving time in summer. If you’re coming from elsewhere in Arizona, the time here will be 1 hour later in months when daylight saving is in effect. The Hopi Reservation, however, does not observe daylight saving time, even though it is completely surrounded by the Navajo Nation.

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