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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Awe Inspired Wonder of the World

Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning Valley of the Rocks), is one of the centerpieces of beauty on Navajoland and is one of the world’s most recognized landscapes.

Beautiful red sandstones push skyward (400 to 1,000 feet) from the vast expanse of desert floor, creating a striking set of formations that stand together against an umbrella of blue skies. This enchanting earthscape is so inspiring and magnificent that it is one of the most photographed sites in America – and has become synonymous with our vision of the great southwest.

  1. In 1849, the first United States militia to explore the area were disgusted by the scenery. The valley was “as desolate and repulsive-looking a country as can be imagined,” Capt. John G. Walker wrote in Executive Documents printed by order of the United States Senate.
  2. In the 1930s, John Ford started filming Westernized movies here, launching the landscape into international fame.
  3. The size of the park is 91,696 acres in Utah/Arizona and is at an elevation of 5,564 feet above sea level.
  4. There is a 17-mile loop road that takes tourists around the park. Additionally, the park has two trails for hiking and 11 lookout points.

Per Vehicle Pass: $20 per non-commercial vehicle up to 4 people ($8 each additional passenger)

Monument Valley Drive: OPEN 6:30AM-7:30PM, last entry at 5pm. (All times are MST/Denver)

Per Individual Pass: $10 per walk-in, bicycle, or motorcycle

Commercial Pass: (based on capacity of vehicle): 1-4 Passengers: $35 (additional $8/person)

Note: General Admission Passes do not include Backcountry Permits. If you wish to hike and/or camp beyond the park, you must purchase a permit before entering. Backcountry Permits are for hiking and camping on designated trails and campgrounds. If you are caught hiking or camping without a Backcountry Permit, or in unauthorized territory, additional fees will apply.

CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

For more information, contact:

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
P.O. Box 360289
Monument Valley, Utah 8453

Although over 100 movies have displayed Monument Valley in their production, here is a list of some of the most well-known films:

Forrest Gump (1994)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Windtalkers (2002)

The Lego Movie (2014)

Blackwater Tours

Our vehicles are designed to withstand the harsh environments of the area. While on tour, dirt roads and rough terrain are no problem, while you ride in comfort and have an open unrestricted view in a Safari style vehicle. Weather may be a factor in some cases, but that is totally up to you, an enclosed 4×4 SUV may also be another sightseeing option. Contact us for more details.

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Simpson’s Trail Handler Tours

Private tours for just you and your family or friends! Conducted by your own private Navajo driver/ tour guide, these tours are sure to make your experience in Monument Valley a special one. Tours include a sharing of our Land and Culture on a more personal basis. Go with a group-tour at a reduced rate and visit and see all the Magnificent sites Monument Valley has to offer!

For more information contact: 

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Majestic Monument Valley Touring Co., LLC.

Yá ‘át’ ééh’ (Hello)!  We would love to accommodate your tour in Nizhoni (Majestic) Monument Valley and be a part of your time here! Enjoy a Nizhoni tour experience in this Nizhoni Land of vibrant red rock and blue sky!

TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.

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Daniel’s Guided Tours

Daniel’s Guided Tours explores deep into the restricted areas of Monument Valley within a 28 mile loop, stopping and sharing with you details about each viewpoint: The Totem Pole, with it’s magnificent dunes, The Ear of the Wind, Eye of the Sun, and witness Susie Yazzie’s weaving inside her hogan.

We will customize the tour to your wishes!

For more information contact:

435-727-3227 (8am – 5pm) M-F
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Black’s Jeep & Horse Tours

Roy Black’s Guided Tours is owned and operated by Roy Black, a distinguished Navajo gentleman who resides on the Navajo Reservation of Northern Arizona. He built this company on hard work and customer service a dedication like no other he is  well-known worldwide for his Jeep and horse tours. His duty to country in the U.S. Navy has taken him around the world, now he wants to share Monument Valley to the world.

For more information contact: 

Roy 928-429-0637 or Lavar 505-701-9609
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Homeland Tours

We offer tours in 4×4 Open Air Vehicles, or enclosed vehicles, dependent on current weather. Our business is open from Sunrise to Sunset. Information about horseback rides for the first-time or experienced rider are also available.

For more information contact: 

Email Homeland Tours

Fred’s Adventure Tours

Specialization:  photography tours, group tours, professional photography

For more information contact: 

Alternate: 435-739-4294

Phillips Photography Tours

Join us for an experience that will stay with you for years to come: a true insider’s tour, a guided journey through a mythical southwestern landscape, and the culture and story of its people.

For more information contact: 

928-429-0665 Carlos
928-429-0040 Carl
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Monument Valley Safari Tours

Navajo family owned and operated, we provide custom cultural and photographic guided tours throughout the Monument Valley region. Our team welcomes you into our home to experience the true nature and culture of Monument Valley, which Navajos call, Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii, referring to a special place where a “glittering golden light reflects off the rocks.”

For more information contact:

435-737-3340   Info/Reservation 6am to 10pm
Cell: 928-209-1364    Reservation early morning & evening

The View


Indian Route 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona 84536
Located in Monument Valley Tribal Park – Requires admission of $20 per vehicle (max. 4 ppl), and $6/additional person
Check-In: 3pm  Check-Out: 11am

Gouldings Lodge at Monument Valley

1000 Main Street, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536

Check-In: 2pm  Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (435) 727-3231

Gouldings Lodge at Monument Valley

1000 Main Street, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536

Check-In: 2pm  Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (435) 727-3231

Hampton Inn – Kayenta

US Highway 160, Kayenta, Arizona 86033
Check-In: 4pm  Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (928) 697-3170

Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

US Highway 160, Kayenta, Arizona 86033
Check-In: 3pm  Check-Out: 12pm
Direct Ph. (928) 697-3221 or Toll-Free 1-866-306-5458

Whetherill Inn

1000 Main Street (US Highway 163), Kayenta, Arizona 86033
Check-In: 3pm Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (928) 697-3231

Black Mesa Twin Cinemas

Located in Kayenta, Arizona in the same plaza that houses the Bashas and Ace Hardware stores! Drop in while you’re visiting overnight! Click on the link above for the latest listing and online purchase of tickets!

Agathla Peak

Often photographed and mistaken for Shipock. Agathla Peak, is a volcanic monolith towering over 1,000+ feet above Highway 163. Located 11 miles north of Kayenta, AZ. Please practice pedestrian & road traffic safety while photographing this wonder – the road is a vital transportation route for many residents.

Navajo National Monument

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Point Marina

Dennehosto Market Place

Teec Nos Pos Trading Post

Four Corners Navajo Tribal Park