Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

As a famous icon of the American West, Monument Valley has been used as a backdrop for so many movies it is easily recognisable as you enter the park - think Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. The valley straddles the Utah-Arizona border, peppered with red-rock monoliths, craggy spires, and stark landscape so distinct it is striking in its untamed beauty.

Hike the Wildcat Trail for an up-close view of the monuments; make sure you remember your camera so you can capture those special moments. We love driving the 17-mile loop, stopping to capture 360 degree views and seeing the way the sunlight turns the rocks from pink and purple at sunrise to gold and terracotta at sunset.

Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal Park and visitors to the park are treated like honoured guests to the Navajo Nation. Join a guided jeep tour so you can hear the tales of history and Native American myth and some sections of the park, such as Mystery Canyon, are only accessible with a guide.

Visit Monument Valley as part of your American West tour or self drive and see other immense landscapes this area has to show off.

Destination Highlights
  • Journey along the 17 mile scenic drive
  • Visit the Navajo Interactive Museum
  • View from above in a Hot Air Balloon
  • At night, look up at the bright starry skies
  • Hike the Wildcat Trail
  • Visit Goulding's Lodge

Time Zone

GMT -7 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 13 hours; direct flights from the UK are available


USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel



Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Utah & Arizona
  • Navajo Interactive Museum

    Wildcat Trail is the only maintained path in Monument Valley. The path is fairly flat but sometimes composed of deep sand, making it a struggle in places. It lies within the Navajo Tribal Park and winds just over three miles through the valley, looping around West Mitten Butte.

  • Hot Air Ballooning

    This museum uses displays and exhibits to educate visitors about the religion, ceremonies, traditions, and economic life of the Navajo Indians. Enter the main gallery to see arts, crafts, photos, and artefacts. You can enter a log hogan (a traditional house) or watch live weaving demonstrations.

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