Shiprock information

Lonely Planet review

The coolest sight around these parts by far is outside of Farmington proper. Shiprock, a 1700ft-high volcanic plug and a lofty landmark for Anglo pioneers, is also a sacred site to the Navajo. It rises eerily over the landscape west of Farmington. It's certainly visible from Hwy 64, but there are better views from Hwy 491. (Formerly Hwy 666, this stretch of road had a starring role in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers). Indian Hwy 13, which almost skirts its base, is another good photo-op area.