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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Awe Inspired Wonder of the World

Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii "Valley of the Rocks"

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.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Loop Drive:

OPEN Monday-Friday 6:30AM-7:30PM, last entry at 6pm. (All times are MST/Denver)

Note: Prohibited on the Loop Drive: RVs, ATVs, UTVs, and large trailer vehicles due to rough terrain and uneven switchbacks.

 

Per Individual Pass:

$8 per 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. National Park Passes are not accepted. 

 

CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Also during the (2) Marathons in November and March.

 

For more information, contact:

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

  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.

Monument Valley Welcome Center

Located at the US Highway 163 and Monument Valley Road just above the Utah state line.

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.

For more information contact: 

435-727-3312

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: 

1-888-723-6236
Email Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours

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
Email Roy Black Guided Tours

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
Click here to email Keya-Hozhoni Tours

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:

435-220-0539
Hours: 8am – 6pm MDT

Monument Valley Tribal Tours

Diné/Navajo family owned & operated. Available tours include:

  • Scenic Tours: Monument Valley, Backcountry, Mystery Valley
  • Sunrise Tours: Starting at $80 for adults | 28 mile route | 3 Hours
  • Sunset Tours: Starting at $80 for adults | 28 mile route | 3 Hours
  • Stargazing Tours: Starting at $95 for adults | 2.5 hours
  • Moonlight Tours: Starting at $85 for adults | 2.5 Hours

For more information contact:

928-814-7114

Monument Valley Tinhorn Tours

Diné/Navajo family owned & operated from an extended family residence between West and East Mittens with prodigious knowledge about Monument Valley, historically, the cultural lifestyle, and a home grown from inside nahasdzáán.

For more information contact:

928-489-9128

Sandstone Tours

Monument Valley’s premier 4×4 vehicle tour company!

  • Sunrise Tour: $80 per adult | 3 Hours | Departs at 5:45am MDT
  • Short Tour: $55 per adult | 1.5 hours | Departs at 8am ; 10am ; 12pm ; 2pm
  • Complete Tour: $65 per adult | 2.5 Hours | Departs at 9am ; 12pm
  • Sunset Tour: $80 per adult | 3 Hours | Departs at 5:30pm

*Rates listed above (directly from website) will not be honored upon arrival. A booking must be made in advance and must have printed receipt, reservation sheet, or confirmation number made available to our tour coordinator on site. 

 

For more information contact:

928-209-6561

Navajo Spirit Tours

Offering several packages of tours, with a minimum booking of 2 people

  • Monument Valley Tour: $75 per adult | 2.5 – 3 Hours | Starts at 9:00am ; 1:00pm MDT
  • Mystery Valley Tour: $90 per adult | 3.5-4 Hours | Starts at 9:00am ; 1:00pm MDT
  • All Day Tour: $150 per adult | Starts at 9:00am and concludes at 4:00pm MDT
  • Teardrop Arch Tour: $80 per adult | 2.5 hours| Starts at 9:00am ; 1:00pm MDT
  • Mini Retreat: $250 per adult | 3 Hours | Starts at 1:00pm ; 5:00pm MDT

 

For more information contact:

435-444-7772

Valley View Tours

Navajo/Diné owned and operated by Roland and Mary Holiday.

  • Monument Valley Tour:
    • MV 17-Mi Loop: $75 per adult | 1.5 Hours
    • MV Backcountry Tour: $85 per adult | 2.5 Hours
    • MV Sunrise or Sunset Tour: $95 per adult | 3 Hours
  • Mystery Valley Tour: $95 per adult | 3 Hours
  • All Day Tour: $200 per adult | 5 Hours
  • Photography Tour: $150 starting at 2.5 Hours

For more information contact:

435-485-0103

Sacred Monument Tours

Horseback and Vehicle Tours in Monument Valley, AZ.

Offering several tours:

  • Scenic Tour: 1.5 Hours | From $65
  • Sacred Tour: 2.5 Hours | From $75
  • One-Hour Horseback Tour | From $90
  • Two-Hour Horseback Tour | From $120

For more information contact:

435-727-3218

Goulding’s Monument Valley

Resort and Tours : Your gateway to the great outdoors.

  • Basic Tour: $77.00 Adults | $57.00 Children 11 and under | Depart Time: 1:30pm | Available: April – Oct. | 2.5 Hours (approx.)
  • Deluxe Tour: $89.00 Adults | $69.00 Children 11 and under | Depart Time: 8:00am & 4:00pm: April–Sept. | 3:15pm: March– October | 2:30pm: Nov.–Feb. | 3.5 Hours (approx.)
  • Sunrise Tour: $87.00 All Ages | Depart Time: 20 Mins Before Sunrise | Available: April – Oct. | 2.5 Hours (approx.)
  • Sunset Tour: $77.00 Adults | $57.00 Children 11 and under | Depart Time: 2 Hrs Before Sunset | Available: April – Sept. | 2.5 hours (approx.)
  • All-Day Tour: $160.00 Adults | $110.00 Children 11 and under | Depart Time: 9:00am | Available: April – Oct. | 8 hours
  • Private Tours: Special custom tours are available with a minimum of four people. Call 866-313-9769 to ask about prices, times, locations and availability.

For more information contact:

866-313-9769

Bennett Tours

Explore Monument Valley 

MV Twin Warriors Tours

Monument Valley Tours

MV Holiday Tour

Mitten View Tours

MV Rain God Mesa Tours

Monumental Tours

Hunt’s Mesa Off-Road Trails – UTV Tour

MV Dineh Bikéyah Tours

Three Sister Navajo Guided Tours

The View

(IN MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL PARK)

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

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

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