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Faqs, Tips, & Map

We encourage you to look over this information which we believe is helpful in planning a visit to Monument Valley. We hope that this section will answer some of your questions.

 

Time Zone Differences

Our company operates on daylight savings time adhered by the Navajo Nation within the boundaries of the Navajo Reservation - which the remainder of Arizona does not. If you are traveling from a Southern Route to Monument Valley during this part of the year be aware that time on the reservation can be an hour later. Daylight savings will commence on Sunday March 9, 2014 @ 2:00am and ends Sunday November 2, 2014 @ 2:00am. For example places such as Page Az, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. If you are traveling from a Northern route like Canyon Lands or Moab the time will stay the same; MST.

Distances from Several Southern & Northern Locations

Flagstaff, Az to Monument Valley, Ut - 3:18 Min or 176 Miles
Page, Az to Monument Valley, Ut - 2:22 Min or 125 Miles
Tuba City, Az to Monument Valley, Ut - 1:55 Min or 100 Miles
Kayenta, Az to Monument Valley, Ut - 25 Min or 22 Miles
Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley, Ut - 3:31 Min or 179 Miles
Mexican Hat, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut - 22 Min or 20 Miles
Bluff, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut - 1:05 Min or 49 Miles
Blanding, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut - 1:38 Min or 75 Miles
Moab, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut - 2:58 Min or 149 Miles

Convenient Pickup and Departures Locations

We start our excursions from four convenient locations. Option 1. The Tour Information Booth located curbside at the lower end of the Navajo Tribal Park visitors lot, Option 2. at your door step of the Tribal Primitive R.V. Park, Option 3. inside the beautiful View Hotel lobby, or Option 4. our Navajo Jewelry Shop and Tour Operations, located within the Navajo Market complex at the four way intersection of Highway 163 and Monument Valley road. All trips will meet and conclude from your most convenient pick up option.

Directions to The Navajo Tribal Park

Highway 163 runs North to South through Monument Valley, 1/4 mile North of the Arizona and Utah state line. At this intersection, turn East and travel approximately 4 1/2 mile. This road will lead you to the The Navajo Tribal Park, Information Center and The View Hotel. The Tour Booth is located curbside at the lower portion of the visitors parking lot. There is a large sign above the booth reading Guided Tour Information. To enter the Navajo Tribal Park there is a $5.00 per person entrance fee. GPS coordinates are 36°59′N 110°6′W.

Tips for Enjoying Your Tour

Remember that this is a desert climate an low elevation of around 4,300 ft and a high as 6,800 ft. Keeping bottle Water, Juices readily available helps with hydration. Comfortable clothing and appropriate foot wear with good traction, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are highly recommended. Summer temperatures stay an average of about 95 degrees, but can get much higher once inside the Valley Canyons. Remember to stay hydrated and keep in the shade as much as possible.