If you think of classic wild west landscape, you are probably thinking of Monument Valley. The towering buttes and mesas feature in countless western movies. In movies, this is the landscape of romance and exploration.
Today, is makes up the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal park and it is possible to not only see the incredible landscape, but also take a tour with a Navajo guide and learn more about their culture.
Monument Valley Travel Guide
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park at a glance
- State: Arizona/ Utah (the state border cuts through the valley)
- Main attractions: Mesas and buttes, Navajo culture
- Best time to go: Spring and fall
- Hotels/ Airbnbs: The View, Gouldings, Mexican hat, Kayenta
- Campgrounds: The View, Gouldings, some others near the park
- Dining: The View, Gouldings
- Shuttle: No, but if you have an RV, you will need to book a tour to take you into the valley
Monument Valley Guide
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About the author
James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents. He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.
He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.