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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  • The room we were given for the night was nice and we could look out toward a shopping center across the street. The hotel restaurant is not open at night so we went across the street and had a sandwic...  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit, whether you’re the Searchers or a Transformer (need to have seen the films!) you can but be taken aback by the vistas. A very spiritual place to go visit the First Nation’s t...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. The entrance fee per car is $20. Because this is a Navajo tribal park, your national park passes will not work. The park visitor center has a small museum, and there is a 17 mile loop road to drive through the park. The road is not paved and is very rough in places. We were driving a van with about 7-8 inches of ground clearance and we still hit bottom in a few places. I definitely wouldn't recommend you try it in a vehicle with low ground clearance. You can arrange a tour if you don't want to drive your own car. The scenery is breathtaking and well worth the effort to drive through the park.
  • Give yourself half a day at least to take your time and really take it all in. Each butte is unique and it takes some time to really wrap your head around the scale and beauty of the place! Bring your camera, binoculars, sketchbook, hat with chin strap (it can be windy)! Even on a cloudy/rainy day the buttes are beautiful and make for really interesting photos. If/when I go back I’d get one of the tours with a local guide to see the other parts not available to self guided tours. Great gift shop too.
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