Church Rock an Arizona Roadside Attraction

Along highway 160 in northeast Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, the landscape is quite dynamic—rapidly changing  from sandstone red rocks to a swath of odd mounds known as the Painted Desert. It’s along this route about about 30 miles southeast of Monument Valley that the landscape turns flat. Then, out of nowhere, the earth yields to a monolithic rock formation known as Church Rock. This outcropping is quite eye-catching and is tough to just drive by without stopping and having a gander at this geological formation on display.

Church Rock in Arizona by MikesRoadTrip.com

Church Rock is nearly 500 feet tall at an elevation of 5862′. There is a crude area to pull over, park and have a look from a distance. I fence prevents passerby from getting any closer by car, but there is a trail that leads to the site.

Arizona Rock Church by MikesroadTrip.com

Have you ever stopped or driven by Church Rock in Arizona? Next time I’m in the area I might just take the time to hike around.

Mike Shubic

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Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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