In many ways, a visit to Monument Valley is like stepping back in time. It gives you the unparalleled opportunity to see land that has remained pristine and largely uninhabited for centuries, providing a glimpse of what this entire region looked like before human settlers began arriving and leaving their mark.
When you hear the word “monument,” you may picture sculptures of historical leaders whose stories continue to inspire us to this day. But in Monument Valley, the treasures that lie scattered across the desert are massive, towering sandstone formations patiently shaped by thousands of years of wind and weather.
Reasons to Book a Guided Tour of Monument Valley
Groups and individuals are not required to hire a tour guide to explore Monument Valley. In fact, you could drive through the park on the Tribal Park Loop without ever getting out of your car. However, doing that would not give you the real picture of everything there is to see and experience.
We believe a guided tour is the best way to experience everything this wondrous landscape has to offer. By booking a guided tour with the experts at Monument Valley Safari, you will enjoy a richer, fuller trip. There are several beneficial reasons to schedule a tour with our friendly Navajo guides at Monument Valley Safari.
Experience Otherwise Inaccessible Areas
The 17-mile Tribal Park Loop is the only portion of Monument Valley you can access without taking a tour. If you want to see and do more in the area, a guided tour is the best way to go. The entirety of Monument Valley sprawls across 30,000 acres, so there is much more to this area than first meets the eye.
Some areas of Monument Valley are off-limits to the public. On a guided tour with Monument Valley Safari, however, we can grant you special access to these restricted areas you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise, including ancient petroglyphs and ruins.
Gain Historical Context
For centuries, Monument Valley remained a relatively obscure and seldom-visited region. The only people who knew about this hidden gem were member of the Navajo Nation who lived and worked on this land. However, that all changed in the 1930s, when film director John Ford made several Westerns in the valley. Seeing these movies significantly shifted public perceptions of the American West, and now many people’s mental image of this region is synonymous with the soaring arches and vast vistas of Monument Park.
However, this area of the United States has generations of history and cultural significance to the Navajo people. On your guided tour with Monument Valley Safari, your Navajo tour guides will share the traditions of our people and lore from our past. You will leave your tour with a much more comprehensive appreciation of the generations of indigenous peoples who have called this region their home and worked to build a life and legacy in this rugged landscape.
The Trip of a Lifetime Awaits You
If you are planning a visit to the Four Corners area, book your tour with Monument Valley Safari in advance and let our Navajo guides show you the true beauty of Monument Valley.
2.5 Hour Scenic & Cultural Safari (28 Miles)
Journey through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land. Traverse our desert landscape visiting the world’s largest Elephant Butte, and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford’s Point. Later, divert into the backcountry and see up close the valley’s famous Big Chief Monument, and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun’s Eye arch, the valley’s second largest arch and find some of the valley’s oldest Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and pictographs. Hike the sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan; Monument Valley’s largest amphitheatre.
3.5 Hour Scenic & Cultural Safari (36 Miles)
Our award winning safari for three consecutive years. We recommend this safari to those interested in a thorough aesthetic, historical, and cultural insight of Monument Valley. An extension of our 2.5 Hr. LMV safari, this tour travels the complete route with a visit to the Yazzie residence where you will witness a live interactive demonstration from one of the Yazzie family inside a traditional Navajo home; the Hogan. Afterwards, traverse deep into the valley’s side-box canyons, which house many of the valley’s finest arches and window. Featuring a more in-depth narration of the valley’s history, geography as well as culture and lore, this safari includes a customary performance held at the Big Hogan. Relax as your guide demonstrates either a traditional chant or plays the Native American Flute.
Hunts Mesa Northern Arizona Safari Tours Information
Hunts Mesa is a rewarding tour for tourists and hikers interested in having a challenging, but rewarding experience exploring Monument Valley. Accompanied by our local Navajo guides, our Native American guided tours offer insight into the rich culture and history of Monument Valley and the Anasazi ruins left behind. Off roading drives in our open-air jeeps allow you to reach untouched, rough terrain areas within Monument Valley. Utah and Northern Arizona residents can enjoy the splendor of this Four Regions area, and to make your reservation and experience camping under the starlight skies at Monument Valley, call us today to book your tour!
Ready to Book Your Tour?
Whether you want to explore the ruins or capture stunning photographs of the desert landscape, our tours will take you into the heart of what makes this region unique. Call now to book your tour and experience the beautiful outdoors at Monument Valley!