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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL PARK CLOSED (3/13/2020)

The Monument Valley Tribal Parks is CLOSED per Navajo Parks & Recreation and Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice-President (OPVP). Until further notice, parks will reopen only to the order of the OPVP Office. Thank you.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 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.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MONUMENT VALLEY

  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. In 2009, Keith Phipps went on to write the following in an article in Slate: “what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West,”
  3. The Navajo (Diné) name for Monument Valley is Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning Valley of the Rocks.
  4. The size of the park is 91,696 acres in Utah/Arizona and is at an elevation of 5,564 feet above sea level.
  5. 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.
  6. The View Hotel offers stunning views of the scenery from their rooms.
  7. Forrest Gump Point is a location that many tourists take photographs to mimic the 1994 movie where Mr. Gump ran across the country and decided to go home at this point.

Activities: hiking icon   rv parking icon   jeep icon  camping icon  photo icon  picnic table icon

PARK ENTRANCE RATES

Per Vehicle Pass: $20 per non-commercial vehicle up to 4 people ($6 each additional passenger)

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

Commercial Pass: (based on capacity of vehicle)

  • 1-4 Passengers: $35 (additional $6 each)
  • 5-15 Passengers: $100
  • 15-25 Passengers: $125
  • 26+ Passengers: $300

VISITOR CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION

April 1 – September 30 (Peak Season): 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week

October 1 – March 30 (Off Season): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week

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

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Movie Appearance

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)

Tour Groups Available

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: 

phone icon 1-888-723-6236
email icon Email Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours

MAJESTIC MONUMENT VALLEY TOURING CO., LLC

A Nizhoni Welcome from us to you, welcoming you to Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation.
Yá ‘át’ ééh’ (Hello)!  We would love to accommodate your tour in Nizhoni (Majestic) Monument Valley and be a part of your time here!  We are a Diné (Navajo) family business from Monument Valley and enjoy sharing the landscape we live in here and our culture. 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.

For more information contact: 

phone icon 435-727-3432

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:

phone icon 435-727-3227 (8am – 5pm) M-F
email icon Email Daniel’s Guided 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: 

phone icon Roy 928-429-0637 or Lavar 505-701-9609
email icon Email Roy Black Guided Tours

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.
Contact us for INFORMATION ON ALL CURRENT TOUR PRICES AND RESERVATIONS, or other questions. 

For more information contact: 

phone icon 435-459-1711
email icon​ Email Homeland Tours

FRED’S ADVENTURE TOURS

Specialization:  photography tours, group tours, professional photography

For more information contact: 

phone icon 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: 

phone icon 928-429-0665 Carlos
phone icon928-429-0040 Carl
email icon 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:

phone icon 435-737-3340   Info/Reservation 6am to 10pm
phone icon Cell Phone:  928-209-1364    Reservation early morning & evening
email icon Click here to email Toney’s MonumentValley Safari Tours  to reserve a tour online/inquires

Hotels Nearby

THE VIEW HOTEL – IN MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL PARKReserve Online button

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

Reserve Online button1000 Main Street, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536

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

HAMPTON INN – KAYENTA​Reserve Online button

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

KAYENTA MONUMENT VALLEY INNReserve Online button

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

WETHERILL INNReserve Online button

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

Places Nearby

BLACK MESA TWIN CINEMAS (KAYENTA, AZ)

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 PEAKAGATHLA PEAK

This volcanic monolith towers 1,000+ feet over Highway 163 — 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

Approx. 20 miles west of Kayenta, AZ.

ANTELOPE CANYON

Located 40 miles west of Monument Valley, AZ and 8 miles east of Page, AZ.

ANTELOPE POINT MARINA 

ANTELOPE POINT MARINA

129 miles west of Monument Valley Tribal Park on Highway 163 to Highway 160, then turn onto Highway 98. Look for signs posted for entrance to Antelope Point Marina.

DENNEHOTSO MARKET PLACE

This newly built convienance store is located along Highway 160 in the small community of Dennehotso, Arizona. Stop by for gas, food or even take care of some laundry while you’re traveling through! Hint: the store is newly opened (February 15, 2019), it does not appear on Google or Apple maps yet.

TEEC NOS POS TRADING POST

Approximately 100 miles east of Monument Valley. A gas station, convienance store, jewelry store and overall trading post – in one spot. Stop by as it is a must-see!

FOUR CORNERS NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK

About 2 hours east via Highway 163 north into Utah, through Aneth, UT and southward to Highway 160 south. Signs are posted near the park entrance. Hours vary according to the season and credit/debit cards are accepted for entrance fee’s.

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Upcoming Events:

Apr
10
Sat
Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters @ ONLINE
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time
Join Amerind for the free online lecture, Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with photographer Charles Winters. Winters will share the photographs he captured and discuss relationships he formed during a six-year project he undertook in the Canyon de Chelly community on the Navajo Nation.
Charles D. Winters, a photographer and cinematographer, photographed and taught photography at State University of New York in Oneonta, NY. His work has been exhibited widely most recently at the Amerind Museum and 3 books of his documentary photography have been published: “Too Wet to Plow: The Family Farm in Transition,” “The Catskills: Land in the Sky” and “Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon de Chelly.” Now retired, he lives in Bisbee, AZ.
This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline041021
Jul
26
Mon
2020 Navajo Nation Economic Summit @ Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day

Event re-scheduled for July 2021.

More information will be forthcoming in 2021.

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