• Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this 2.5-hour tour that introduces you to Monument Valley's major scenic attractions. During the 28-mile (45-km) journey, you'll also see backcountry monuments, which include arches and ancient petroglyphs from the Anasazi people. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Monument Valley tour
  • Explore the natural features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • See arches and other rock formations used in films and other media
  • Hear stories about the area from your guide
  • Choice of departure times when booking

What You Can Expect

2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley

Petroglyphs

After pickup from select hotels, your tour begins through Monument Valley's natural attractions.

With your guide, make your first stop at John Ford's Point, where some of John Wayne's western movies were filmed, as well as Transformers: Age of Extinction. Then head into the backcountry area of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to see the Sun's Eye Arch. Standing here at a specific degree, you can look into the rock arch to find out how it got its name. Also at this location, check out petroglyphs from the Anasazi people and listen to stories from your guide.

Then continue to the Big Hogan, another natural feature that's a favorite photo op site, before stopping at your last backcountry attraction, the Ear of the Wind, the largest arch in the park.

Next, head to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii monuments for more photo ops and to hear about their cultural histories, and then visit the North Window, where you can admire the Mitten Butte from a different perspective. Your tour then ends with return to your departure point.

Please note: Guides are locals who have been praised for their storytelling skills and are first aid- and CPR-certified. Water is available but it's recommended that you bring your own snacks and other necessities.

Customer Reviews

Jarrod D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Amazing tour highly recommend seeing monument valley and our guide Stephen was outstanding

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was amazing, our guide was exceptional and we saw so much more than if we did it ourselves since the native guides have access to places the public does notl

Arlene w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Ray, our tour guide, was great. He gave us a lot of interesting information regarding the Navajo people, as well as showing us the most scenic places for photography. My husband and I were the only ones on our tour, which made it even better. The scenery was just beautiful!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was the best tour imaginable! We did not know what to expect, but our trip was unique because we asked for a covered tour since we are allergic to lots of dust. We saw everything in a covered Rubicon Jeep. Our tour guide was Stephan and he is an expert on not only Monument Valley but the customs and traditions and history of the Navajo people. His insight brought to life all of the sites we saw. He also wove into the stories some tales of the western movies filmed in the area. We recommended this trip to everyone we saw after we left Monument Valley.

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Angela was our tour guide, she arrived on time to pick us up for our tour. we ended up having a private tour as there was no one else schedule at that time period. The tour was fabulous, Angela knew everything on the history of Monument Valley. We went into the back country where you can not drive your own private car. We stopped multiple times for pictures and information on each of the monuments. We would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know the history.
This was my husbands favorite are to remember back to the western tv shows.

Allen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We enjoyed our tour of Monument Valley very much. Steven was our tour guide and he did a wonderful job of explaining the different sites, giving us history of the area, and some interesting insight into the Navajo culture and traditions.We are so glad that we used the services provided to make our visit memorable.He allowed plenty of time for questions, pictures and made our visit a fun memory-thank you.

Allan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We loved it, sitting up high on the back of the vehicle we had a great view and our our guide John gave us an expert commentary. We took the 2.5 hour tour with Dineh Bekeyah which went into a closed area of the park. One place John took us to was the Eagle's Eye, and he played a Navaho flute there and with the natural acoustics effect there it was amazing to hear such a song from just one flute. It was also good to just concentrate on seeing and experiencing Monument Valley without having to drive too, people who were using their own vehicles to see the first part of the park didn't seem to be having much fun as they bumped along the unsealed road.

ericrufa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My girlfriend and I took this tour recently and we were fortunate to be the only ones signed up. This tour was truly amazing as we got to see parts of the Tribal Park only open to those on tours with a Navajo guide. Years earlier, I saw Monument Valley on my own and only saw a fraction of what I saw on this trip. Our guide Henry was wonderful, and he took time for us to pause at several stops so we could quietly reflect the beauty and silence of this sacred place.

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see and experience the real Monument Valley. Our guide Harry Naz was amazing. Being a very experienced photographer himself he took you to the perfect spot to get that perfect picture, which you would not know about if you weren't with Harry.

Keith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour, would really recommend it.

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