The wildlife, scenery and a Navajo Pueblito found amidst this 3,900 acres of diverse canyon landscape make this a great area for day hikes.
Navajo Lake State Park
505-564-7600 or 800-842-3127
Simon Canyon is about 3,900 acres in size and is managed for fishing, hiking, and backpacking. The diverse canyon landscape provides habitat for the golden eagle, prairie falcon, great horned owl, porcupine, beaver, and deer. Local sportsmen and fishing enthusiasts from across the United States come to fish the stretch of Quality Waters that flows past the mouth of Simon Canyon. The canyon also contains remnants of an earlier human occupation. Simon Canyon Ruin, a Navajo Pueblito, sits on a bench overlooking the canyon.