- Monument Valley straddles the Utah/Arizona border about 450 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon and 22 miles southwest of Mexican Hat
- Open year round, weather permitting
- No entrance fee. Guided tours start around $15 for a 30 minute jeep tour
- Mystery Valley requires a guide to make the tour on foot or by vehicle
Monument Valley offers magnificent rock formations which make it popular as a dramatic film location for Westerns. Freestanding sandstone buttes and stratified mesas stand hundreds of feet high and were carved out by the wandering rivers in this part of the Colorado Plateau.
Open year round, weather permitting
- No entrance fee.
- Guided tours start around $15 for a 30 minute jeep tour.
This highlight requires a guide to make the tour on a guided hike or by vehicle through this amazing section of the park.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
This area includes a visitor center, campground and restaurant. Navajo guides take visitors deep into the valley along a 14-mile dirt road which loops around the magnificent natural monuments known as the Mittens. Early morning and late afternoon show the rocks in the best light.
This isolated towering spire reaches over 300 feet in height.
Eye of the Sun
This is one of the largest stone structures in Monument Valley, Utah.
One of the highlights of the red rock formations.
From Bryce Canyon National Park, take scenic Hwy 12 west to Panguitch then US-89 south for 136 miles. Turn left onto AZ-98 until it meets US-160. Turn left (northeast) and go for 32 miles then turn left on US-163 north which will take you into Monument Valley UT. Total journey is 451 miles.