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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  • October 4, 2017
    Believe me, this isn't the first time that I go... and put a hotel with a toll (!) while there was not a light to 25 km (Kayenta), it's still enough limit! While the site is notable and people live there (from 5 in the morning) unique sensations, but magic isn't there anymore. Are the rocks and the mythical mesas. A must see.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Monument Valley Park was a part of our 2 weeks Nevada, Utah and Arizona trip. We spent the whole day moving from spot to spot enjoying the view while doing hundreds of photos. It's better to see than ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It is better take the rental car and make a circuit that there are by dirt road, but you can do perfectly at a moderate speed, but is owned an SUV as it was my case. It is very accessible and the views are amazing, remember you West films and although there are always tourists, transmits great peace of the place. Highly recommended
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  • May 25, 2017
    This place is amazing. The off road drive was a lot of fun and much longer than anticipated. The views are amazing. Like nothing I had seen before. We hiked around one of the mitten buttes which really put the size of everything in perspective. The sunset, night sky, and sunrise were beautiful. The hotel was clean and quiet. The balconies provided awesome views of the landscape. The only complaint I have is the amount of people smoking on the balconies of the hotel. Great gift shop with reasonable prices. Will be making another trip here in the future.
  • June 14, 2017
    Well worth the visit. Out guide Elliot is a Navajo and naturally knew everything about the area. The ride was pretty fun albeit very dusty (bring glasses and a face bandana!). The history of the place is incredible. I have great respect for the Navajo people. I'm glad we didn't wipe them out in the colonisation of the new world.
  • April 14, 2017
    We need to appreciate the Navajo people for the way they have preserved their land. This place has some of the best scenic views I have seen in my life. More than the views, I enjoyed the safari with the native people. It was really interesting to learn their history and culture. The safari was not managed that well at the visitor center. Even though we had booked online, there were different operators trying to get us into other safari vehicles. But the driver of our safari explained the place very well once we were into the area.
  • May 23, 2017
    $20 per night to camp, great. + $20 entry = $40 per night to camp, not so great. A few years ago it was $5 entry. I guess that's how they could afford to build that shiny new hotel. I've been twice and have traveled the area often, and it's been my experience that the Navajo aren't exactly the friendliest people around.
  • May 19, 2017
    Iconic vistas of the Old West abound at this gorgeous park. The place practically photographs itself. Be sure to book an up close tour with one of the tour companies- the longer tours (3+ hours) will let you see most of the highlights. The Navajo people are so gracious and inviting of their beautiful home.

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