Monument Valley

Off-road driving is not allowed in the park, and to get into the backcountry, you'll have to hire a guided Jeep tour.

Total Miles

14

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Elevation
5,595'
Duration
3 Hours
Technical Rating
3 / 10
Best Time
Winter/ Spring/ Fall/ Summer

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Trail Overview
Monument Valley
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is home to one one of the largest Native American tribes. One of the best ways to see everything there is to see here is to hire a guide, but you can also opt for a self-guided tour. There is a fee to enter the park. You'll love the towering buttes and beautiful red hughes. There is a visitor center and museum that are worth visiting. For full services you'll take a quick trip to Gouldings.
History
Monument Valley was added to the Navajo Reservation in 1884 by President Chester Arthur. But the area didn't become famous until it was featured in Western movies starting with John Ford’s “Stagecoach” in 1939. Many more movies followed. Today, Monument Valley gets about 500,000 tourists a year, many from foreign countries.
Getting There
Take Highway 163 to Gouldings, UT, just over the northern Arizona border, about 23 miles north of Kayenta, AZ. Follow paved road east 3.6 miles to park entrance.
Contact for Current Conditions
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
(435) 727-5870