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  • Address: Monument Valley, Utah, USA
  • Hours: Visitor Center open May-Oct 6am-8pm, Oct-May 8am-5pm
  • Admission: $10 per person; $20 per vehicle

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Monument Valley

With red rock formations soaring up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) into the desert sky, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is home to a unique landscape recognizable from classic Western films starring John Wayne. But beyond its fame on the big screen, there are nearly 92,000 acres of reservation cacti, arches, and Navajo traditions to explore and experience.


Since Monument Valley is located in a remote desert and much of it is only open to visitors who have a permit or are traveling with a Navajo guide, most travelers choose to explore the valley on a guided tour.


The Basics

Monument Valley belongs to the Navajo Nation and lies on the border between Utah and Arizona. The entrance fee is $10 per person (or $20 per vehicle). Many tour options are available, some starting in Monument Valley and others departing from nearby cities. Tours range from three-hour safaris to full-day and multi-day adventures deep into the valley.


Some of the most popular sites in the vast park include John Ford’s Point, the Mittens, and the Four Corners Monument, where it’s possible to stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.


Best Ways to Experience Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park features plenty of trails for hiking and horseback riding, including the secluded Mystery Valley and Tear Drop Arch, which are best reached on a hiking excursion or Jeep tour with a tour guide. Sunrise and sunset are popular times to visit, and many travelers say that visiting these untouched areas of the desert feels like a spiritual experience.


The park also offers opportunities to learn about the Navajo people (or Dineh, as they call themselves). Take a Navajo spirit and culture tour to visit a hogan (a native home) and take in a traditional music performance at Big Hogan, a large natural amphitheater.

How to Get There

The closest commercial airport is in Page, Arizona, just over a two-hour drive from Monument Valley, while bus service to the valley is also available from larger cities including Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. In addition, visitors have the option of traveling by private or semi-private helicopter or high-wing airplane. Note that most guided Monument Valley tours include roundtrip transportation from nearby cities such as Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Sedona.

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3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon from Las ... 
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3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

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Visit three national parks of the American Southwest on this 3-day seasonal camping adventure from Las Vegas, with the option of comfortable lodging. See Zion ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

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3-Day Tour: Sedona, Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Tour: Sedona, Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas

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Lower Monument Valley Safari, Monument Valley, Multi-day Tours
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Lower Monument Valley Safari

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Explore the most iconic places inside Monument Valley. You will see the Mittens, John Ford's Point, YeiBiiChei and naturally-formed Arches in a comfortable ...  Read more

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley, Monument Valley, Nature & Wildlife
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2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley

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This is a 28/45 km, 2.5 hour guided tour that includes the major scenic points and also The Backcountry monuments in Monument Valley. The Backcountry portion ...  Read more

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00
7-Day National Parks Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon South Rim, Las ... 
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7-Day National Parks Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon South Rim

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3 Hour Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour, Monument Valley, Multi-day Tours
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3 Hour Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour

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This 3 hour Lower Monument Valley Sunrise Tour is a custom tour created by your guide. It is a chance for them to create their own itinerary to give their ...  Read more

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley, Nature & Wildlife
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Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park

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Enjoy a 3.5-hour cultural tour in the back-country of the Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park. The tour focuses on the Navajo culture by visiting a local Hogan ...  Read more

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Monument Valley Mystery Valley Tour, Monument Valley, Cultural Tours
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Monument Valley Mystery Valley Tour

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This 3.5 hour tour takes you outside of Monument Valley traveling along Wetherill Mesa. There you will hike to discover the ancient dwellings nestled in the ...  Read more

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Monument Valley Day Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Hiking & Camping
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Monument Valley Day Tour from Flagstaff

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Travel to the picturesque Monument Valley Tribal Park. This is one of the most well known and photographed parks in the world. From the towering buttes to the ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff

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The iconic formations of Monument Valley have been featured in countless movies including John Wayne films, Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. This one day ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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