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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  • One of the nicest travel lovers of nature and landscapes can do. Time seems to stand still, leaving to the colors and the rocks a sight to breathless especially during dusk and dawn. For this Council to devote the afternoon to tour by Jeep (we avoid the anxiety of driving on a bumpy ride, enjoying the panorama) and sleep at the hotel "The View" to be able to wake up in front of the Valley during the first flares and start in the morning. Recommended a bandana for off-road trip, sneakers, plenty of water and a great camera! Not recommended a full day if your trip is on the road so limited time.
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  • This is one of the most amazing places I've seen, I wouldn't recommend driving the 17 mile valley drive in a low vehicle we did this in a mustang and turned back about half way. If your anywhere near ...  more »
  • The park is the location of some of the most astounding scenery in the country. "Iconic" is an understatement of how it represents all that we love about the Old West. Aside from the scenery, the park...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • $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.
  • 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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