Kayenta is located in Navajo County northeast of Flagstaff between Tuba City and the Utah state line along US Highway 160.
The town is situated within the Navajo Indian Reservation.
The town is the midway point between the towns of Tuba City and Shiprock, New Mexico. Kayenta is approximately 20 miles south of the Utah border and 148 miles northeast of Flagstaff.
The town sits at an elevation of 5,660 feet. The climate is mild all year round.
Visitors and residents of the town are located near many outdoor activities. One major attraction of the area is the Gouldings Trading Post, Lodge and Museum. The trading post is a wonderful place to stop and learn more about the Navajo culture.
Kayenta is located near the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Indian Park. The Navajo National Monument is noted to have the best-preserved and largest cliff dwellings in the Southwest. The monument has four hiking trails that lead hikers into some of the best Anasazi ruins on the Colorado Plateau.