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Utah - San Juan County - Monument Valley

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Welcome to Monument Valley!


Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park





Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park maintains a visitor center, campground, and restaurant. Tours deep into the valley with Navajo guides are recommended. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is a Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park


Monument Valley is officially a large area which includes much of the area surrounding Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. Monument Valley is part of the Grand Circle, which includes the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Arches National Park, and many other attractions.


Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Appearances include movies, such as westerns, and science fiction movies such as Back to the Future III; television appearances as in MacGyver; as well as DVD covers, book covers, and video games.  According to Utah's Website: "Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. Unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation and the Four Corners Monument define this vast, open desert region."




Activities at Monument Valley include:

  • Hiking
  • Driving Tours
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights





Map of the Monument Valley Area




Panoramic Photograph of Monument Valley

Monument Valley Panorama, taken from the Visitor Center and showing the "Mittens" and the road which makes a loop-tour through the Park


Photograph of John Ford's Point

John Ford's Point - Hans Erren, Photographed Sep 22, 2005



Utah's Monument Valley Page

Utah's Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Page

Wikipedia.org - Monument Valley



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