Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Things to do at Monument Valley

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Watch a video about Monument Valley.

Picnicking Picnicking is available at the Visitor Center, and a number of picnic tables in Mitten Campground.

Auto Touring

The view from the visitor center is quite spectacular, but most of the park can only be seen from a 17-mile dirt road which starts there and goes southeast among the cliffs and mesas. The road is very rough and difficult for non-4WD vehicles. This may help business for the many Navajo guides and 4WD jeep rentals, which wait near the visitor center. The following features can be seen on this tour:

  • The Mittens and Merrick Butte
  • Elephant Butte
  • Three Sisters
  • John Ford's Point
  • Camel Butte
  • The Hub
  • Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei
  • Sand Springs
  • Artist's Point
  • North Window
  • The Thumb


DesertUSA articles

Another view of the Valley

Filmmaking and Myth

Off the beaten trail A Monument Valley Adventure

Biking

There is no biking inside the monument.


Hiking/Backpacking

Hiking and backpacking require permits.

 

 

 

 

 

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