Monument Valley.

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Monument Valley (map) lies within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

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Visitors may pay an access fee and drive through the park on a 17-mile (27 km) dirt road (a 2-3 hour trip). Parts of Monument Valley, such as Mystery Valley (map) and Hunts Mesa (map), are accessible only by guided tour.

The Navajo Nation and the State of Utah observe Mountain Daylight Saving Time from April through October, however Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so when you are in the State of Arizona and are not within the Navajo Nation, the time will be one hour earlier.

If you travel from Las Vegas or Phoenix, your trip will take almost the entire day. You cannot see Monument Valley and also go further than the Grand Canyon to the south, and Moab to the north in the same day. Even staying at the Monument Valley for one night is cutting your stay extremely short relative to what there is to see in this part of the Navajo Nation.

The best times to the visit the park are March, April, May, or October. But if you want to see the snow, go to the park in December or January.

Most of Monument Valley is part of Monument Valley Tribal Park, a Navajo tribal park, because Monument Valley is inside the Navajo nation. A tribal park is not the same as a United States National Park. National park passes will not be accepted. Except for a few trails, individuals wishing to hike in the valley or to visit sites not on the loop road must hire a Navajo guide for an additional fee.

Monument Valley Road (map) leads to the Monument Valley Tribal Park itself and the Monument Valley visitor center (map). Near Goulding’s Lodge (west of the Monument Valley Tribal Park), this road divides into two, one called Oljeto Road, and another called Rock Door Canyon Road. Rock Door Canyon Road goes past some Goulding’s lodges and a church before Rock Door Canyon Road becomes a dirt road.

U.S. Route 163 (map) is the main U.S. Highway that enters Monument Valley. Route 163’s southern end is in Kayenta, Arizona (Navajo Nation) and it goes north through Monument Valley to Mexican Hat and eventually intersects with U.S. Route 191. Route 191 connects U.S. Route 163 with Canyonlands National Park (map) and Arches National Park (map).

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in United States.

Directions (navajonationparks.org)

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MONUMENT VALLEY Travel Guide.

Monument Valley provides the most enduring images of the American West. The Monument Valley is located within the Navajo Nation on the border of Arizona and Utah. It is characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300 meters above the valley floor.

In the 1930s, John Ford started filming Westernized movies here, launching the landscape into international fame. The valley has been the backdrop for many movies and advertisements and is a major tourist attraction.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

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USA Trip planner.

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Utah Museums Association

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National Weather Service (weather.gov)

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.