Places to visit in Monument Valley

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Places to Visit in Monument Valley


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Top Attractions in Monument Valley

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What travellers are saying

  • Vickers55
    Cambridge, UK1,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic place. Since last visit about 10 years ago much better organised and presented. Big gift shop and cafe but you go for the wonderful view.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • DREGS
    Grafham, UK380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a great walk - we went in the early afternoon and it was HOT! Lovely views of the buttes, spires and mesas. There were very few people walking so it was lovely to feel we had the gem of Monument Valley to ourselves for a few hours. It's the one part of Monument Valley you can go to if you have a motorhome - I was pleased we didn't book a self drive tour RVs are not allowed to drive in. We loved seeing the shadows and rocks from different angles
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Henry A
    Hays, KS646 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drive slow and enjoy the views. Take advantage of the many pullouts. Watch out for tourists both on foot and behind the wheel who may not be paying attention.
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • mini6322
    Coppell, TX132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little museum is packed with various historical items. You get out of it what you put into it. Found the Trading Post room very interesting and told that many items there are original. Also spent a lot of time in the next room (think ‘Ware Room l’) which is filled with photographs of the Goulding’s and many local Navajos artifacts. The adjacent room was dedicated to artwork and photography of Goulding’s friend, Josef Muench.
    Then went upstairs and viewed the restored living quarters of the Goulding’s. There is also a room (up & back) dedicated to Monument Valley movie locales with pictures, call sheets, posters, and major nods to Ford & J Wayne. Museum staff member was very nice and willing to answer questions. Visit made me want to do more outside reading and learning.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Mapletopia
    Peterborough, NH10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great tour with Cecil. Even though it was very cold and rainy out, we had the opportunity to ride inside the truck, or outside on the benches, which we did when possible. We stopped for many different photo opportunities and our guide pointed out the names of different formations that we never would have seen without his knowledge. He also identified some plants, and brought us to a Navajo hogan, where we learned about traditional weaving and knowledge. We highly recommend this tour!
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Lauretta F
    Victoria, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience we had Travis from Navajo Spirit tours on a private tour with just 4 of us we went went friends, amazing day we would not have seen everything if it wasn’t for Travis as he was so in tune with the valley and where we would see things - only negative is we only had one day.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • Patpet58
    Rivoli, Italy2,618 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most iconic buttes in the world!
    Nothing better symbolyses the American south-west than this breathtaking scenery.
    The view of them was really worth the trip!
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • Cindy P
    Saint Louis, MO94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic view. We loved every inch of Monument Valley, and saw North Window Overlook during a Navajo-led sunrise tour.
    Written 17 September 2023
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clint Eastwood is credited with many famous quotations during his long and distinguished career in motion pictures. Two of my favorites are "Go ahead, make my day" and "Men must know their limitations." Neither is associated directly with the Totem Pole in Monument Valley, Arizona, but they clearly apply--and Eastwood was there. Remember the 1975 thriller The Eiger Sanction, directed by and starring Eastwood? One of the most memorable scenes in the movie was filmed on the Totem Pole, a pillar or rock spire, a highly eroded remnant of a butte that is the tallest spire in the world at 400 feet. One of the many unforgettable sandstone rock formations that cover five miles in Monument Valley, including Three Sisters, The Mittens, Elephant Butte, Merrick Butte, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye and Camel Butte, Totem Pole was first climbed on June 11-13, 1957 by Bill Feurer, Jerry Gallwas, Mark Powell and Don Wilson. In 1975, Eastwood, who did all of his own stunts during the dangerous mountain-climbing sequences in The Eiger Sanction, was given permission to climb the spire if he agreed to clear the mountainside of all the pitons from previous climbing expeditions. The sequence of Eastwood and fellow actor George Kennedy sharing a can of beer at the top of the Totem Pole is an extraordinary piece of film-making. Interestingly, Eastwood and his film crew were the last people to climb the Totem Pole. It rises next to a gathering of thicker spires that the Navajo Nation refers to as Yei Bi Chei. All can be seen via a self-guided Valley Drive tour.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Cindy Combs
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to see how resourceful were the Navajos in using natural resources to have a place to live, and for protection.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • wirttravelers
    West Virginia557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artist's Point (now named Navajo Code Talker Point) is one of the nicest stops on the Valley Drive. You can look out over much of the valley.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Nancy S
    San Leandro, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sites were amazing but it’s our guide Helen that brought it all to life. To gain an understanding of what this land , & her culture are made all the difference. Helen shared her family stories & took us through the valley thru her eyes. When she shared her song while we gathered listening & taking in the beauty of the land around us was so moving. Thank you Helen for an unforgettable memory for my sons & I to have forever.
    Written 13 June 2024
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