Monument Valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 ft., framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding. The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. Miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees, and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley, surround the fragile pinnacles of rock. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience.
· Location from Monticello is 91.6 miles along Hwy 191 which changes to Hwy 163 after leaving the Bluff area. At the crossroads within Monument Valley, make a left to access the Tribal Park; it is 5.8 miles to the Visitor Center.
Gouldings Lodge is a right hand turn at the crossroads; featuring lodging, campground, John Wayne Museum, Gouldings Home/Trading Post Museum/Stagecoach Dining Room/Tours and much more.
per non-commercial vehicle up to 4 people ( each additional passenger)
per walk-in, bicycle, or motorcycle
(based on capacity of vehicle)
1-4 Passengers: (additional each)
Visitor Center Hours of Operation
6 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Please abide by all Navajo Nation Laws
All areas on the Navajo Nation are closed to non-Navajos unless you have a valid pass or permit issued by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department or other delegated tribal authority. Failure to have a permit is considered trespassing on a Federal Indian Reservation.
and violate the trust of the Navajo people by discarding cremated human remains on tribal lands. Please respect our tribal beliefs.
on Navajo Land. Please abide by the humble religious requests of the Navajo people and do not climb the Monuments. “Navajo law will be strictly enforced on this issue,” Parks Department Manager.
on Navajo Land.
Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation
Phone: (928) 871-6647
Monument Valley is the mecca for Hollywood films, commercials, television series scenes. Once you experience this wondrous area of the 4 Corners region, you will never forget it.