Shiprock or Tsé Bitʼaʼí in Navajo, meaning “Rock with Wings”, is a prominent, detached rock formation found in the northwestern corner of New Mexico. It rises nearly 1,583 feet (482.5 m) above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation and has a peak elevation of 7,177 feet (2,187.5 m) above sea level. It is located 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which was named after the peak. The formation is governed by the Navajo Nation and plays an important role in Navajo religion, culture, mythology, and traditions. The area is where the Ancient Pueblo People, a prehistoric Native American culture, used to live. Shiprock has become a popular attraction for rock climbers and photographers and was featured in various films and literature. It is the most distinguished landmark in northwest New Mexico and in 1975, the National Park Service listed it as a National Natural Landmark.