Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley

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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  • Stroll by car in the Park early in the morning or at nightfall. Each Piton has a name that matches its shape, elephant, camel... all as majestic as the others. It is not necessary to have a 4x4 to go around, we had an SUV for the occasion but frankly a sedan passes everywhere.
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  • To appreciate Monument Valley you should basically be a lover of the Southwest desert landscape. Also a must is to visit it in the mornings and also in the afternoons as the sun then shines differentl...  more »
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  • My only complaint with this place is that you don't find out until you get up to the entrance booth that national parks passes do NOT work here. It was $20 for my friend and me. That aside, the views are absolutely unbelievable, and the scenic drives are incredible. I wish I had given myself more time to really drive around and enjoy this place, but hey, I'll definitely be back!
  • People often skip this park just since it costs a good amount of detour but the detour is WORTH IT. I’m happy I made it to this stunning landscape and such a unique place on earth. Pro Tip — Plan your day such that you’re driving out of the park during sunset since the monument appears surreal when the skyline is pink and blue at dusk. Also, do not miss the Forrest Gump photo point! Just 15 miles of beautiful drive.

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