Guided tour

Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

From US$ 75 per person

Embark on a 2.5-hour tour of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with a local guide. Take in the 28-mile range including stops at all the major attraction areas and iconic overlook points.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be amazed by the enormous sandstone structures of Monument Valley
  • Explore a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you
  • Marvel at the beautiful Eye of the Sun and the Ear of the Wind arches
Full description
Enter the backcountry of Monument Valley to visit the popular arches, dwellings, and petroglyphs made by the ancient Anasazi people. Stop first to admire the Sleeping Dragon with clouds above, followed by the Chief’s Head with its bonnet of feathers.  Moving on, explore the traditional dwelling of the Navajo people known as hogans. Admire the round, cone-shaped, and multi-sided structures. With or without internal posts, they were built with timber or stonewall and packed with earth or bark. For a summerhouse, the door faces east to welcome the rising sun for wealth and good fortune. Your guide will provide information and a short demonstration of the Navajo people and their lifestyle.  Save the best for last and marvel at an arch that replicates a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you. Take a panoramic view of the Eye of the Sun, a beautifully shaped eye with sunrays beaming through it. Last will be the Ear of the Wind, standing against a steep sand dune that, if you walk up to it, you're most likely to bring home Monument Valley's souvenir: sand in your shoes.
Includes
  • Return transportation from meeting point
  • Bottled water
  • Face mask
  • Plastic raincoat
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The View Hotel, Indian Rte 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA. The guide will be waiting in the lobby near the wooden benches. The GPS coordinates of the location are: N 36.98188 and W 110.11210.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Climbing

Know before you go

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly
  • Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen items while on the tour
  • Please only bring items you need to make your tour more comfortable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The directions to the ride location was very poor. Needed to ask several people to find the right guide and location.

November 1, 2021

Our guide was VERY special, she was kind, and thoughtful, especially with my 90 year old mom who rode with her in the cab. Thanks to all for a beautiful afternoon!

October 25, 2021

Saw great sites and our guide John was an excellent photographer. He really helped us take some wonderful pit.

October 12, 2021

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