Capture dramatic views from 1,600 feet above the valley floor. From atop Hunts Mesa photographic opportunities abound, with sandstone monuments and canyons sprawling out in every direction.
3.5-Hour Monument Valley Tour
- Adult 18+
- Youth 8-17
- Child 0-7
Experience the Grandeur of Monument Valley
Visit the iconic film locations of John Wayne western movies. Walk underneath majestic sandstone arches. Traverse restricted backroads and get up close to monuments and monoliths only accessible with a Native Navajo guide.
This tour covers approximately 36 miles of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Your guide will share interesting information on the history of the Navajo and Monument Valley, giving you an insider’s perspective to this enchanting corner of the Dineh Bekeyah (Navajo Land).
We stop 8 to 10 times, giving you plenty of time to explore each location, to take photos and enjoy the serenity of each unique natural wonder; from the East & West Mitten Buttes, to the awe inspiring Totem Pole Spire, to Ear of the Wind Arch and Sun’s Eye Arch and much more.
Much of the Navajos lore and traditions have been passed down orally. Today, songs and ceremonies are an important gateway to this wealth of Native information. Some of our guides play the Native American flute while others like to share a traditional or ceremonial chant that has been passed down to them from their ancestors. These songs are often played in the Big Hogan, a natural sandstone amphitheater in the backcountry of Monument Valley.
We offer several departure times throughout the day to accommodate your schedule and take into consideration your goals while visiting Monument Valley. If you wish to capture the best lighting (The Golden Hour) we recommend a sunrise or sunset departure, or if you are simply trying to avoid the heat during the summer months we recommend an early morning departure.
On the Navajo Reservation, we observe Daylight Savings. Please remember and account for a one-hour time difference when traveling from certain parts of Arizona.
- Appropriate clothing
- Sun protection
- Hiking shoes
- East & West Mitten Buttes
- John Ford’s Point
- The Three Sisters
- Visit to Navajo Traditional Home
- Navajo rug weaving demonstration
- Totem Pole & YeiBiChei spires
- Big Hogan Arch
- Ear of the Wind Arch
- Sun’s Eye Arch
- Anasazi petroglyphs