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Lower Monument Valley Safari
"Journey through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land. Traverse the desert landscape visiting the world's largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford's Point. La divert into the back country and see up close the valley's famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun's Eye arch the valley's second largest arch and find some of the valley's oldest Anasazi ruins petroglyphs and pictographs. Hike the sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan Monument Valley's largest amphitheater.The 3.5-hour option is recommended to those interested in a thorough aesthetic historical and cultural insight of Monument Valley. An extension of the 2.5-hour tour this trip travels the complete route with a visit to the Yazzie residence where you will witness a live interactive demonstration from one of the Yazzie family inside a traditional Navajo home
From $60.00
 
Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
"The Navajo culture has thrived on the land between the Four Scared Mountains and those teachings have been inherited through generations of verbal and lesson teaching methods. Some of these teachings are shared with you during the Cultural Tour by your Navajo guide. The Cultural 3.5 hour tour makes a first stop at the famous John Ford’s Point where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were filmed. Next your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the “Sun’s Eye Arch"" and Hogan Demonstration. At “Sun’s Eye Arch” you will be standing at a specific degree to look up into the rock arch and see why it is named Sun’s E you will travel to the “Big Hogan.” The Big Hogan is a great place to take family pictures and lie against the rocks and feel its warmth. Your guide will provide stories and suggest great photo shots. The last stop in the Backcountry is the “Ear and your guide will escort you to a photogenic spot where you can take photographs. Next you will be guided to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii Monuments where you will be able to take photographs and hear the cultural stories behind each monument. The last stop is at the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mitte
From $90.00
 
Monument Valley Mystery Valley Tour
"Your tour will begin at The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby located inside the Monument Valley Tribal Park where the Visitor Center is also located. In Mystery Valley you will see the Honeymoon Arch which is very popular with newly weds because o there he/she will share with you cultural stories geography and history. He/she will guide you to the Square House Ruin Three Pine Dwelling House of Many Hands and many many more. Sharing all of the sites in Mystery Valley would not be a mystery now would it? Your guide will have other sites to share with you while on the hiking tour of this must-see excursion. Because of it's remote location not very many ""
From $90.00

More Local Customs in Monument Valley State Park

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No Alcohol Permitted

Consumption and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are prohibited. Navojo Tribal Rangers are responsible for enforcing all applicable Federal and Tribal Regulations within the park...
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Photography Etiquette

Photography for personal use is allowed, but please ask for permission of Dine residence and their property. A gratuity is expected. Commerical photography requires a permit from the Department of...
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Listen to the Radio

One of the most interesting experiences in the US is listening to the various radio broadcasts over diffenent language and cultural groups. It was a great free bonus for us to listen to the Navajo...
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Native Hogan

The Hogan is the traditional home of the Navajo, and is also the structure used for their ceremonial buildings. In the past it was made of sticks and earth, and was round in shape, but now is most...
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Reservation land

Monument Valley may be a State Park, but access is rather more restricted than is usual in such places and this can be frustrating for some visitors. But consider this – the park is also part of the...
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Respect Privacy & Customs

Please respect the privacy of residence. Do not enter areas unless you have been invited.Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Scenic Drive HoursSummer (May-Sept) 6:00am - 8:30pm Winter (Oct - Apr)...
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Sweat lodge – sweat bath

Where water is precious, you can’t take your daily bath or shower. Navajo use sweat lodges or sweat huts for cleaning. It is more or less a similar principle as a sauna, but it is much more for them...
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Hogans - the traditional houses

A lot of Navajo families still live in hogans, their traditional homes. Hogan simply means “home place” in Navajo language.There are two types, male and female one – symbolizing the balance of the two...
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Respect Navajo culture and tradition

Remember, you are visiting a place where people still live their daily lives, and remember how you would feel if people sneak in your garden, taking pictures here and there and entering your house...
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Being respectful in Navajoland

Monument Valley is home to the Navajo people and visitors are asked to please respect their privacy. There are sacred sites within the valley that they wish not to be visited by non-tribal members,...
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Navajo Nation rules

Rules and Regulations In accordance with the Resources Committee Land Use Policies, a camping fee will be charged of $5 per person, per night. In addition a backcountry use permit is required for...
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The Navajo, constitute the...

The Navajo, constitute the largest American Indian tribe in the United States; they numbered about 162,500 in 1981. Their principal reservation covers more than 62,000 sq km (24,000 sq mi) in...
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Top Hotels in Monument Valley State Park

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4 Miles E Highway 163, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley, Utah, 84536, United States
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PO Box 360001, Monument Valley, Utah, 84536, United States
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Hwy 163 and the San Juan River, P.O. Box 310276, Monument Valley, Utah, 84531, United States
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Top Things to Do in Monument Valley State Park

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West Mitten Butte - East Mitten Butte - Merrick Butte

The most popular formations in the park are the "mittens", so called for its resemblance to gloves only with separation of the thumb. They are seen from the visitor centre, but the inevitable guided...
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Camel Butte

During our journey it was fun to driving along and take in all the sights of the beautiful buttes and mesas. I wondered who officially named each landmark. Camel Butte climbs to 5,614 feet (1,711.15...
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John Ford's View

My dad loved to watch westerns and war movies. I use to watch for hours old movies with him and found out my love of old movies still carries with me. My favorite and my dads, was John Wayne movies....
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Top 5 Monument Valley State Park Writers

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Trekki

"Monument Valley - May You Walk In Beauty"
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Yaqui

"Monument Valley State Park"
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frank_delargy

"Monument Valley"
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"Monument Valley: Time to Step Up"
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LoriPori

"MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK"
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