Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley

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Made famous by its sandstone buttes, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park straddles the border of northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah. Established in 1956, the park strives to preserve the Navajo way of life and features an otherworldly landscape of rugged sandstone hills and soaring rock spires. The protected park lies within a Navajo reservation near a small town of Goulding, which once served as a trading post. Start your exploration at the visitor center, where you can check for current road conditions, arrange for guided four-wheel drive or horseback tours of the valley, and try authentic Navajo cuisine. As you drive up to the visitor center, keep an eye out for roadside stands selling Navajo arts and crafts. Make Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park part of your personalized Monument Valley itinerary using our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning website.
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  • On our first visit years ago, we just did the self drive tour ... We recently returned to to MV and decided to do a tour with 3 Sisters Tours. It is a no brainer ... a tour is well worth the cost as....  more
    On our first visit years ago, we just did the self drive tour ... We recently returned to to MV and decided to do a tour with 3 Sisters Tours. It is a no brainer ... a tour is well worth the cost as....  more »
  • I have always seen this park on westerns but wanted to visit for a while. It is a definite jewel of our country. The buttes and scenery is just amazing. I could not stop looking. We stayed in the... 
    I have always seen this park on westerns but wanted to visit for a while. It is a definite jewel of our country. The buttes and scenery is just amazing. I could not stop looking. We stayed in the...  more »
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  • This park is awesome and really beautiful. The actual park is much more beautiful than seen in the picture. It has a 15 mile loop on an unpaved road which you have to do in your car and you have 2 hours to complete it and it is enough time to explore and click lot of pictures. They allow only 25 active cars at a time and usually there is 30 to 40 minutes waiting and the wait is worth it. There are several companies offering guided tour as well.
  • Pictures just do not do this place justice and it’s should definitely be on your bucket list if traveling between Arizona and Utah. The visitor center is a great place to stop and use the restroom before you head out on the 17 mile vehicle loop. The entry fee is currently 8 dollars per person. You can prepay or pay at the gate. I did not take advantage of any tours being offered but I did read elsewhere that you can have a local Navajo guide which I’m sure would offer a unique perspective of the valley rather than just driving through it. If you have a day to spend here I would recommend booking and seeing more of the valley other than in your car, which is what I did. You’re still able to exit your vehicle along the route however and take fantastic pictures. I would say go earlier in the AM.

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