Red Foxes are fairly common residents on the Navajo Nation. They tend to live at lower elevations than the Grey Fox, and are often found near homes within desertlands and pinon-juniper woodlands. Red Foxes are omnivores, feeding mostly on small mammals, birds, and reptiles, but also on fruits, berries and nuts. Most of the Red Foxes native to the Navajo Nation are blonde in color compared to the red/orange color typically found elsewhere..

Red Fox is named "Máii iiłtsoí" in the Navajo language. Like the Gray Fox, the Red Fox is said to posses a mystical healing power, and is used by Navajo Medicine Men during winter ceremonies.