Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley, Utah, an iconic symbol of the American West, is the sacred heart of the Navajo Nation and the ideal setting for your next adventure in the warm, high desert climate of southeastern Utah. In some ways, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is the definitive West. Ancestral spirits infuse the rugged, disruptive landscapes that feel foreign, yet distinctly familiar thanks to Hollywood's long love affair with this land. Enjoy hiking, jeep tours, horseback riding and stargazing in Monument Valley, some on your own, some escorted and narrated by Navajo guides.

Any visit to southeastern Utah must include a visit to Monument Valley — but be warned: this remote, inspiring place demands a closer look. Visitors may explore the 17-mile scenic drive in private vehicles or book a half-day or full-day jeep tour to explore the area's backroads and sacred lands with the help of a local guide. The valley is host to towering sandstone rock formations that have been sculpted over time and soar 400 to 1,000 feet above the valley floor. Combined with the surrounding mesas, buttes, and desert environment, it truly is one of the natural wonders of the world. 

Stay the night and step out after dark to appreciate the timelessness and wonder of the Milky Way. Stopping to appreciate the rhythms of this ancient, sacred land has the ability to change your perspective if you take the time to let it.

Read more about the park's geology and heritage in The Story of Monument Valley and explore the things to do in Monument Valley below to help guide your preparations for this unique destination.

Travel Tips and Things to Do in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Short List

Tour Monument Valley Drive for Inspiring Views

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park offers some of Utah’s most magnificent and famous views.

Hike the Wildcat Trail for an Up-Close View of the Monuments

Explore this self-guided, 4-mile loop hike into one of the most scenic areas that Monument Valley has to offer

Book a Guided Jeep Tour

Some say the best way to experience Monument Valley is to take a half-day or full-day Jeep tour with a Navajo guide.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536