Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Geography

Monument Valley is located in the Four Corners area of the Southwest, about 175 miles northeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Straddling the northeast border of Arizona and the southeast border of Utah, Monument Valley sits at 5,200 feet elevation in the southeast portion of the Great Basin Desert.

Climate

Summertime maximum temperatures at Monument Valley can be very warm, averaging in the 90s, with nights considerably cooler. Because of the mile-high elevation, winters can be very cold and snowy, with minimum monthly lows in the 20s.

 

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Average Monthly Temperature (F)

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
HIGH
43
47
54 65 73 85 90 88 82 66 50 42
LOW
25
26
33 40 47 58 63 62 57 41 30 24



Getting There

By Auto

  • From Flagstaff, AZ, take U.S. Highway 89 north, 67 miles to U.S. Highway 160. Continue northeast on Route 160 for 62 miles to Kayenta, AZ. Monument Valley is 22 miles north of Kayenta Arizona, along U.S. Highway 163.
  • From Page, AZ take Utah Highway 98 southeast 66 miles to U.S. Highway 160. Turn north for 32 miles to U.S. Highway 163 at Kayenta, turning north 22 miles to the monument.

Transportation

Air
The nearest commercial air service is available at Page, AZ, 107 miles west. Air service is also available to Flagstaff, AZ 175 miles south.

Bus
The nearest commercial bus service is available at Page, AZ, 107 miles west. Bus service is also available to Flagstaff, AZ 175 miles south.

Train
Amtrak service is available to Thompson, UT, about 195 miles north and Flagstaff, AZ, 175 miles southwest.

 


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