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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. By using our Monument Valley travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and other attractions in Monument Valley.
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  • There are no words to describe the beauty and Infinity Broadcasting this place. You can not lose it. You can do the tour aboard the navajo trucks (for an additional fee, be prepared to eat a lot of powder) with which you log on to places where only they have access, or alternatively it goes independently with their car (like we did, it is recommend you do so take all the time you want). The path is dirt, if you have a small SUV will be more comfortable but you can even with the other cars (with a Camaro p a Mustang will be more challenging and we must do much more attention but you can). Stop at various points of view and take as much time as you want to see something unique that is difficult to review in your life. 1:30 stay at least
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  • we went on a hike close to Sunset - very memorable for our family. We then had dinner in the restaurant, good food. This place is magical.  more »
  • Beautiful scenery as I imagined them and as I had seen him in the movies. Need you first to pay the entry fee ($ 20 per vehicle), then having a car type SUV and a good driver, then quietly follow the path. There's world but the space is large enough so that everyone can take his picture. Whether you come in the morning or the afternoon, there is always a moment where it gets stuck with the Sun. On and off, if you're heading as we Bluff, you will have a great shot of the site to you positioning in the middle of the road (so, if)... We have same recidivism the next day with the morning light: awesome!
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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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