About This Place
Shonto (Navajo: Shą́ą́tóhí which translates to "Sunshine Springs") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The population was 568 at the 2000 census.
Shonto is located at 36°35′54″N 110°39′29″W / 36.59833°N 110.65806°W / 36.59833; -110.65806 (36.598209, -110.658156).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), all of it land. In Shonto, the local Shonto Canyon is where the natural spring is located. It is connected to the canyons that stretch all the way to Navajo Mountain which is in viewing distance from Shonto. The beautiful land is rich in mineral and water deposits.