Kayenta has a total area of about 34.4 sq. kms. and is located 5700 ft. above sea level. Kayenta is located under the County of Navajo, which is a part of the greater Navajo Nation. It is located about 25 miles south of Monument Valley. The local education sector is looked after by the Unified School District of Kayenta. The economy of Kayenta is basically driven by the coal mining industry. Agricultural support activities including farming and ranching also contribute to the economic development of Kayenta. Employment of the people of Kayenta is sourced through the tourism sector funded by the local federal government.