Tours in Monument Valley
Beyond Monuments - 6 Day Tour including Monument Valley
Where Is Monument Valley?
Monument Valley is located on the Utah/Arizona border, completely within the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from US 163, which links Kayenta, AZ with US 181 in Utah. Monument Valley is part of the Grand Circle, which includes the Grand Canyon,Mesa Verde Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Arches National Monument, and many other attractions.
When Should I Go & What’s The Weather Like?
The best time to visit is in spring or fall when temperatures are moderate. Summers are blisteringly hot. The park is mostly deserted in winter.
What’s There To Do?
The Navajo Nation provides a visitor center. During the summer months a souvenir shop and Haskenneini Restaurant, which specializes in both native Navajo and American cuisines, are open to the public There are year-round restroom facilities. One mile before the center, numerous Navajo vendors sell arts, crafts, native food and souvenirs at roadside stands.
of the park and Mystery Valley (a part of Monument Valley where visitors cannot go without a guide) are available. The fee for tours varies between about $40 and $100 per person depending on the services provided and route.
Visitors can also pay a fee to access Valley Drive, a 17-mile dirt road which starts at the center and goes south east amongst the towering cliffs and mesas. There are also many ancient cave and cliff dwellings, natural arches and petroglyphs.
Goulding is a small settlement that was established in 1923 as a trading post, and provides basic visitor services.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Visitor Center Hours
Summer (May-Sept) 6:00am - 8:00pm
Spring (Mar - Apr) 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thanksgiving Day - closed
Christmas Day - closed
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Scenic Drive Hours
Summer (May-Sept) 6:00am - 8:30pm
Winter (Oct - Apr) 8:00am - 4:30pm
General Admission - $5.00
Ages 9 or under - Free