Replete with hoodoos and spectacular rock shapes, visitors may feel they have somehow traveled to a new planet. Round boulders layered with sandstone look like strange eggs.
Its ominous aesthetic is complimented by immense silence. The dry climate and ashy soil leave it not only plant-free but nearly life less, with only a handful of mammals and birds present.
Not unlike a massive, gorgeous graveyard, this region is generally where dinosaurs are believed to have gone extinct, so fossils are frequently found here.
Bisti means "among the adobe formations", while De-Na-Zin means "cranes" in the language of Navaho tribes, some of whom continue to call this place home.
You can learn more about Bisti/De Na Zin in our desert wilderness showcase gallery.