Agathla Peak (El Capitan), Arizona
Agathla Peak looms over the Navajo Nation just south of Monument Valley.
The eroded volcanic plug, which is considered sacred by the Navajo, rises
1,500 feet above the surrounding high desert. Some non-tribal members also
call this rock “El Capitan”. It’s also common for people to mistake it for Shiprock,
which is not too far away, just over the Arizona/New Mexico state line.

 
 
 

 
Agathla Peak on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona
 
Agathla Peak on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona