Valley (San Juan County) is south of the San Juan River
and south and west of Mexican Hat. The valley extends
into Arizona as a desert wilderness region of pinnacles,
spires, geologic "mittens" and buttes. Monument Valley
has been the setting for hundreds of commercials, dozens
of movies, and print ads selling everything from herbal
shampoo to designer fashions. The Navajo People continue
to live among the red rock buttes and eroded pillars for
which the valley is famous. Monument Valley is also sacred
to the Navajo Nation or Diné as they refer to themselves.
Any exploration of the valley beyond the scenic drive
must be accompanied by a Navajo Guide. Guided custom and
regularly scheduled excursions through the valley are
available. From Bluff, Utah, Hwy 163 is a scenic journey
to the Tribal Park Headquarters, where Navajo guided tours
may be arranged.
park is within the Navajo Indian Reservation near the
town of Goulding. It was established in 1923 as a trading
Center Season / Hours - The visitor center is located
one mile east of U.S. Highway 163 on the Utah-Arizona
year-round except Christmas Day
May - September, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
October - April, 8:00 am to 5:00 PM
$2.50 ages 8-59
$1.00 ages 60 & older
Ages 7 & under free
- Guided tours are available by commercial guides
around the area. Click here for a complete list.
cafeteria is located in the visitor center. Groceries
and gasoline are available in the nearby city of Goulding.
visitor center has a gift shop and various exhibits of
the Navajo culture. The visitor center is handicap accessible.
/ Camping - Lodging
is available 24 miles south of the park at Kayenta, AZ.
View Campground has 99 camp sites available for a fee
of $10 per site, per night for up to 6 campers in the
summer. Winter fees are $5.00 per site, per night. The
campground is open year-round on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Reservations are taken for group sites for $20.
the summer, restrooms, coin-operated showers and a filling/dump
station are available to campers.
are permitted only at designated campsites and fire
open fires are permitted in the campground.
gathering is prohibited.
are required for camping, hunting, and fishing
and backpacking require permits.
camping and biking are not allowed in the park.
ask the Navajo for prior consent before photographing
them or their property.
Valley Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
PO Box 360289
Monument Valley, UT 84536