Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley

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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  • Wah, a pity that the weather was cloudy, but a marvel for the eyes. We have borrowed the Valley drive, on about 21 kms track and the you're going to admire all those extraordinary views. This Park is paying the America pass is not accepted, you are on the territory of the Navajo, the price is $20 don't hesitate to make this visit a true wonder.
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  • The museum was small and was not worth the $20 to get into the park. There was a nice shop if you were interested in clothing or souvenirs. The scenery could be viewed from the road. We did not take t...  more »
  • LJ of Navajo GuidedTour Service gave a fantastic tour of Monument Valley. Not only did we learn about the monuments, we learned all about Navajo culture from Larry J. He was the best tour guide we eve...  more »
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  • Stunning scenery abounds on this picturesque drive. Worth every penny of the $20.00 entry fee to tour self guided at your leisure. Pictures do not do this park justice. Incredible. The only complaint I have was that EVERY port a potty on the route was over flowing full. And I mean TO THE TOP. The most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Absolutely shocked. Please charge more money so the septic truck can make more frequent visits.
  • First, hats off to the people of the Navajo Nation and Native Americans, who were ridiculed and herded onto patches of land. Which turns out today to be beautiful lands as Monument Valley. Till today, they still are being belittled as I witnessed in the Visitor Center. The cashier, who happened to be a Navajo Native, was told by a white person, “The scene is very beautiful, you must take the scene for granted?” The cashier said, “No, every day is special here, because we love our land.” The guy didn’t say anything! The view is astonishing and the people of the land are welcoming and humble. If you’re worried about the roads, the roads are paved and drive able. The person who shamed the Navajo people for the roads, needs to re-educate himself. If you decide to go deeper into the valley, you must take an off-road. The cost to enter is $20 for 4 people. $6 for each additional person. Steep, maybe, but the view is worth it. I call it pay back....and why not, right? There’s a gift shop inside and museum about the People of the Navajo Nation. It’s worth the drive and the time.
  • We went in the off-season but even then it was somewhat busy. The views are incomparable. We also appreciated the museum area of the visitor center and the educational displays about history, government, etc. We didn't take any tours and just did the scenic drive and Wildcat Trail, both of which are wonderful. Did the drive in a Prius (don't recommend but managed it). Wonderful visit and want to visit again.
  • Such a beautiful and magical place! The drive is suited best for high clearance vehicles, and you should allow at least 4 hours to be able to explore all the sites without rushing. The road was OK but not as terrible as some other reviewers described. You should drive slowly and watch out for rocks on the road, hence my advice to take your time rather than trying to get through the entire scenic drive in one hour.
  • Beautiful location! Both driving up and within the park. At the visitors center there is a great gift shop as well as information about the park. The people working there were nice and friendly
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