Spiderwoman Rock, Canyon de Chelly. Photo: Nik Schulz
After leaving Taos we headed northwest across New Mexico toward Arizona. About 200 miles into that day’s drive, something loomed up over the edge of the horizon. It was Shiprock, the massive remains of an ancient volcano’s innards that rise 1,500 feet above the high desert plain. It was an otherworldly sentinel marking our entrance into the Navajo Nation.
Update: Here’s a quick video of the trip.
Shiprock looms ahead. Photo: Natalie Menacho