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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 Off The Beaten Path in Monument Valley State Park

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Ear of the Wind

In contrast to Sun’s Eye, Ear of the Wind is of the type of pothole arch. This has resulted by eventually rupturing a hole into a cliff or a wall.Ear of the Wind is also only visible when booking a...
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Natural Bridges National Monument Is Also Nearby

Situated high on Cedar Mesa, Natural Bridges National Monument shelters three massive stone bridges carved by nature from white Cedar Mesa sandstone. Intermittent streams have cut two deep canyons and...
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a trip to Four Corners

This place is the commun border point of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.Four Corners is not special at all, but as it makes part of the "places to stop", we had to make this little detour on...
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

I was surprised to see these sheeps and the sheep dog crossing the road.The Navajo still live in Monument Valley.History of Monument Valley : Human occupation is severely limited in hot and arid...
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Drive to Valley of the Gods

Although similar to Monument Valley, in this other valley you will likely find yourself alone for the most part. Stop, get out and walk a bit.Be careful of oncoming traffic.. for us it was one car...
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Goosenecks State Park, Utah

Only about 30 miles north of Monument Valley you can visit this State Park with its fascinating meandering river. Here, the San Jan river flows for 6 miles yet only covers a distance of one mile. It...
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Look down on Monument Valley from Mulvey Point

Go North out of Monument Valley on UT261 toward Mexican Hat and follow the signs to Mulvey point (Goosenecks). The ride to Mulvey Point takes you straight up the Cedar Mesa with 180-degree switchback...
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Go Native

The best way to see Monument Valley: Go with a Native American Guide. Much of this land is sacred, and private. With a Native American guide, you will see much more, learn much more, and visit land...
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If you look at the map above,...

If you look at the map above, you´ll find a lot more interesting sites in the vicinity. This, too, is Anasazi country - go and look at their cliff dwellings, for instance at Betatakin, learn about...
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Drive to Goosenecks State Park

Head over to Goosenecks State park for a wonderful view of a the San Juan River meandering through 1000 foot deep canyons
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Mexican Hat

Named after the rock formation, this tiny shanty town boasts a river , a trading post and a motel.An ice cold beer after the dusty ride thru Valley of the Gods was a godsend!
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Sheep

No real need to slow down when you see these sheep cross the road. I was already driving so slow..... the sheep almost went faster than I did :-)
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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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richiecdisc

"Monument Valley: Time to Step Up"
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LoriPori

"MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK"
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