Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

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Explore the Monument Valley, and the back country with a Navajo guide. See landmarks that can only be visited on this tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
If you are being picked up from The View Hotel, please wait in front of the lobby at the Navajo loading area. Be ready 15 minutes before the pickup time. Only overnight guests of the Monument Valley KOA Journey can be picked up from the campground. Meet outside, in front of the office. Be ready for pickup 30 minutes before your pickup time.


  • Explore the Monument Valley with a local Navajo guide in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Admire iconic landmarks such as West and East Mitten Buttes and the Totem Pole
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour
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See all the sights of Monument Valley on a 2.5-hour small group tour led by a local guide. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the valley’s backcountry, which is only accessible with a Navajo guide. Visit sandstone arches and famous monuments such as the 3 sisters, John Ford Point, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, the Big Hogan, Sun’s Eye, North Window and Sleeping Dragon.

Stop by West and East Mitten Buttes and capture the perfect picture of this iconic landmark. Marvel at spectacular panoramas. Admire natural structures that will leave you speechless. Immerse yourself in Navajo culture. Learn about the history of this incredible place. Visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home. Watch a rug weaving demonstration. Enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.

  • Local Navajo Guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to the Navajo Traditional Home with rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
  • Food
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Only KOA overnight guests can be picked up from KOA Campground
  • This tour operates on Utah time (Mountain Standard Time), which is 1 hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please take this into account when planning your visit. If you're coming from Arizona please leave 1 hour early
  • The Tribal Park entry fee can be purchased upon entry to the Tribal Park
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather. During cold or hot weather, the tour uses an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people.
  • Please bring a bandana and sunglasses in order to protect your face from dust and sand.
  • Please bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Because of rough terrain, This tour is not suitable for infants 1 years old or younger or women who are more than 5 months pregnant.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 64 reviews

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We loved the experience! It made our whole trip better with our driver sharing so much personal info about life within the Navajo country. Plus the views you get to see more of on this guided tour is such a bonus. Also with the company driving, we got to go ahead of everybody in line for the valley drive. Since they are experienced it made the drive through it very relaxed. We would totally do it again!

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March 31, 2022

Even if Monument Valley can be driven on by oneself, we recommend using a Navajo guide after this tour. Firstly, it supports the indigenous population and, secondly, the experience becomes immensely more authentic. Yes, you meet a number of local residents of the Tsl who primarily demonstrate old traditions for a fee, which may not seem very real anymore. But hand on heart, it's not much different in the Alps. Andreas gave us an insight into their youth, upbringing and that of their children, and I can say that about few other guides that I have seen.

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August 28, 2021

We saw Tear Drop Arch and some ruins that we would have never been able to reach in our own vehicle. Great Navajo stories from our guide along with being entertained by a wind flute while visiting the ruins in the mountains. Overall, a great experience. We would definitely recommend this tour!

April 28, 2021

Product ID: 302648