Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Resources and Nearby Attractions

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park: Resources & Nearby Attractions

Resources and Article on Monument Valley

DesertUSA Trading Post
Monument Valley Adventure
Heartbeat & Hoofbeats of Canyon de Chelly
Indian Uses of Desert Plants
Majestic Monuments


Mexican Hat, Utah: 22 miles northeast

Blanding, Utah: 73 miles north

Monticello, Utah: 99 miles northeast

Cortez, Colorado:138 miles northeast

Shiprock, New Mexico: 118 miles east

Kayenta, Arizona:22 miles south

Tuba City, Arizona: 70 miles southwest

Page, Arizona: 107 miles northwest

Flagstaff, Arizona: 175 miles south

Parks & Monuments

Goosenecks State Park, UT: 30 miles northeast

Navajo National Monument: 48 miles south

Hovenweep National Monument: 88 miles northeast

Mesa Verde National Park: 140 miles east

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim): 177 miles southwest

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

Lake Powell National Recreation Area (Bullfrog or Hite): 87 miles northwest

Lake Powell National Recreation Area (Wahweap): 115 miles west

Historic & Points of Interest

Four Corners Monument: 75 miles east

Cortez CU Center (Museum): Near Cortez, CO

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: Near Cortez, CO.


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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
The movie Stagecoach, in 1939 introduced two stars to the American public, John Wayne, and Monument Valley. Visiting Monument Valley gives you a spiritual and uplifting experience that few places on earth can duplicate. Take a look at this spectacular scenery in this DesertUSA video.

Glen Canyon Dam - Lake Powell Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyon de Chelly NM offers the opportunity to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest Anasazi to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today. Its primary attractions are ruins of Indian villages built between 350 and 1300 AD at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves.

Laughlin - Lake Mohave - Colorado River
In the summer, Katherine's Landing at the southern end of Lake Mohave is a hub of activity. It has fuel, a general store, a restaurant and a snack bar. The Colorado River south of the dam offers many recreational opportunities. Take a look at this river destination!


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