Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley

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Made famous by its sandstone buttes, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park straddles the border of northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah. Established in 1956, the park strives to preserve the Navajo way of life and features an otherworldly landscape of rugged sandstone hills and soaring rock spires. The protected park lies within a Navajo reservation near a small town of Goulding, which once served as a trading post. Start your exploration at the visitor center, where you can check for current road conditions, arrange for guided four-wheel drive or horseback tours of the valley, and try authentic Navajo cuisine. As you drive up to the visitor center, keep an eye out for roadside stands selling Navajo arts and crafts. Make Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park part of your personalized Monument Valley itinerary using our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning website.
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  • An absolutely spectacular place spiritual, beautiful and at times overwhelming. We had a wonderful visit.this is an absolute must visit! 
    An absolutely spectacular place spiritual, beautiful and at times overwhelming. We had a wonderful visit.this is an absolute must visit!  more »
  • Most people drive through Monument Valley (like the Forest Gump movie scene) and think they've seen the park. But there is far more to see. A private guide is required (we used Carlos Phillips) and a....  more
    Most people drive through Monument Valley (like the Forest Gump movie scene) and think they've seen the park. But there is far more to see. A private guide is required (we used Carlos Phillips) and a....  more »
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  • One for the bucket list! The self-drive through the valley is a must do. The last car is allowed through at 2pm, so be sure to arrive before then. The road is unpaved and somewhat rough in parts, but you don’t need a 4x4 to complete it. If you’re unsure, the best panoramic views are actually from out the back of the visitors’ centre!
  • Probably one of the most photographed places in the country. You feel like you are in freaking MARS with all the red sandstones surrounding you. MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE BEFORE 2PM, the scenic drive closes at 2. Plus,expect to be in line at the entrance of the park for at least 20 mins during peak season. Plan your trip accordingly. Even if you miss the window, you can still visit the gift shop and take pics at the visitor center with the iconic sandstone structures. They have a lodge near the visitor center and the views are one of a kind. Definitely worth your time and money to visit this place

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