It is about 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. Shiprock is a point of interest for rock climbers and photographers and has been featured in several film productions and novels. In 1975, Shiprock was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service. This time I wanted to find a composition that would show the massive rock, but also a blend of Shiprock and the surrounding environment. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.