Monument Valley State Park Nightlife

  • the evening before was no slouch either
    the evening before was no slouch either
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  • the Mittens from our tent at sunrise
    the Mittens from our tent at sunrise
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  • Nightlife
    Nightlife
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Best Rated Nightlife in Monument Valley State Park

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    the sky: Incredible sunrises

    by Trekki Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    sunrise at Gouldings
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    Sunrise is also thrilling in Monument Valley. However, you need to stay close, or even get up extremely early and drive to the entrance.
    I once stayed in Gouldings, and have seen tremendous beauty – only my camera didn’t catch the magnificence of the skies. But is this important ? It's more important to have these images in your soul forever.

    In the picture (from left to right): Bringham Throne (the mesa), King on his Throne, Stagecoach (the mesa), Bear & Rabbit, Castle Rock (the rectangular one), Big Indian and Sentinel Mesa (right hand side).


    Dress Code: warm sweater

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    the sky: Sunsets - even more incredible

    by Trekki Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Sunset over Merrick Butte

    If not for sunrise, you defintely will be in the park for sunset. That’s the time when sun’s setting illuminates the buttes and mesas in the east – bringing the rocks to shine in a special light. The iron oxides seem to gloom – and nothing is as it was before.

    Try and be in the middle between setting sun and the buttes to experience this magic encounter.

    The picture is Merrick Butte – taken during one of the horseback rides.

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    the sky :-): Incredible sky - three million stars hotels

    by Trekki Written Sep 12, 2005

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    evening over West Mitten Butte
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    Considering that Monument Valley Tribal Park is way off big cities with light – the night skies are incredible ! Allow yourself to get up during the night and simply feel the wonders, sky is offering you :-)

    The picture is West Mitten Butte, at sunset – and this incredible clear sky !


    Dress Code: nothing in partucular - except a warm sweather

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    Waking Up with The Mittens: Waking Up with The Mittens

    by richiecdisc Updated Aug 11, 2009

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    the Mittens from our tent at sunrise
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    You're going to drive a long way for a beer around here so you may as well sit back and enjoy the scenery. You'd have to be unlucky to get a bad sunset and you sure don't want to sleep in as the early morning hours are always the best in the desert. The highlight of our Monument Valley stay was waking up and seeing the Mittens from our tent. The pictures really don't do it justice or maybe I just have to get in my sleeping bag and turn the A/C down really low. ;)

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    Watch the moon rise

    by frank_delargy Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    Moonrise.. just after sunset

    You are in the middle of one of the most remote locations in the country. Other than visiting with a Navajo family or holeing up in Gouldings hotel, nightime activity is about being outside and watching (or listening to) nature.

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  • Gouldings: Rocking Out

    by oblivion301 Written Jan 26, 2005

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    Nightlife

    Sometimes no nightlife is good nightlife. In Monument Valley, you are about as far from nightlife as you can get. But the silence of the place (occasionally interrupted by some Navajo driving by who apparently knows where the nightlife is) is pretty surreal.

    Dress Code: Wear clothes (unless you don't want to)

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  • Running Bear

    by peterandhelenbaxter Written Mar 31, 2003

    You could always ask "Running Bear" local driver for Gouldings lodge to come to your RV (if you are in an RV) and sing some native songs for you whilst you do the BBQ. He will bring all his flutes and instruments and does special requests. Sang a birthday song for me on my birthday. Dont ask him to look into your future for you though

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    Goulding Lodge: Hope you like westerns!

    by soodyer Updated Apr 6, 2003

    Hmmm, nightlife and Monument Valley....

    We stayed at Gouldings Lodge, once you've had dinner and looked at the sky which is amazing due to lack of light pollution your choices are limited. You can rent westerns at reception, it's kind of cool watching John Wayne movies which were filmed at Gouldings and in Monument Valley. Bring paperback books for the evening if you don't like westerns!

    There's strictly no alcohol allowed on the navajo reservations but they do serve non alcoholic beer and wine with dinner.

    This isn't a location you would come to for great nightlife so turn in early and be ready next morning for amazing sunrises across the valley.

    Dress Code: Very casual and comfortable.

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    Open Skies!: Well, hmmmmm let's see!

    by Roeffie Updated Sep 15, 2003

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    Open 24 hours!

    Well, hmmmmm let's see you could make a nice campfire, but I am not sure if it is allowed.

    Otherwise it is getting very dark overhere!

    Lot's of nighttime fun!

    Dress Code: Whatever you want!

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