Monument Valley encompasses the classic Wild West scenery of sandstone buttes, forbidding rock pinnacles and an endless expanse of drifting red sands that have been immortalized in the early Wild West films.
Such scenery exists elsewhere but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled, and the sheer majesty of the place is breathtaking. The region also remains the stronghold of the Navajo culture and is little affected by tourism, making a visit here a highlight of a trip to the southwest. The most impressive monoliths are a pair called the Mittens, the taller of which rises 1,000 feet above the valley floor.
Other highlights include ancient native rock art panels and Ancestral Puebloan ruins. It is possible to drive along a bumpy unsurfaced road through the valley, but the Navajo-led jeep or horse-riding trips are very much recommended.
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Places near Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 21 miles away
- Page 76 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 92 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 93 miles away
- Moab 113 miles away
- Torrey 116 miles away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 122 miles away
- Arches National Park 122 miles away
- Durango 124 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 126 miles away
- Winslow 141 miles away
- Telluride 142 miles away
- Flagstaff 152 miles away
- Zion National Park 160 miles away
- Grand Junction 166 miles away
- Sedona 175 miles away
- Utah 176 miles away
- Arizona 204 miles away
- Aspen 234 miles away
- Albuquerque 234 miles away
- Alamosa 235 miles away
- Santa Fe 249 miles away
- Phoenix 271 miles away
- Vail 273 miles away
- Salt Lake City 278 miles away
- Las Vegas 289 miles away
- New Mexico 293 miles away
- Colorado 294 miles away
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Enveloped by red dessert and towering rock formations, The View places guests in the heart of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Spacious rooms with private balconies and traditional local decor give an unrivaled view of the cinematic surroundings.
Located in the heart of the Grand Circle and adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park, and the stunning setting of Monument Valley, Goulding's Lodge offers views from every angle.