Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (USA) Reviews
Description:Country: USA / World Region: North America / "Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern ... more
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (USA) ... Arizona (around 36░59′N, 110░6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is TsÚ Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks). It preserves the Navajo way of life and some of the most striking and recognizable landscapes of sandstone buttes, mesas and spires in the entire Southwest. The area is entirely within the Navajo Indian Reservation near the small Indian town of Goulding, establised in 1923 as a trading post, and now has a comprehensive range of visitor services."
Newest Review: ... after lunch and chose to do the drive first. The drive is only 17 miles long but because you have to go so slowly and then you stop for photos and at a couple of places get out for a bit of a walk and to look at stalls or even have a picnic this does take at least two hours. It is a breath taking scenic drive and worth every cent of the $5 entry fee. As you pay your entry fee you are given ... more
Customer Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (USA) Reviews (8)
by - written on 29/06/13 (Very useful, 42 readings)
Monument Valley This has to be one of the most famous photo opportunities in the States and the area has starred in many films including the famous running scene in Forrest Gump. Visiting Monument Valley was one of the planned activities on our itinerary to the States a year or two back. We stayed in a small motel in Mexican Hat and so had the chance to drive through the Navaho Tribal Park on one day and then we got up early on the second day and made our way to the famous road and took some photos in the morning light when no one was around. My daughter and husband also decided to run like Forrest down the middle of the road for a photo ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/01/12 (Very useful, 56 readings)
**Background and Location ** Monument Valley (MV) is nowhere near as famous as the Grand Canyon, but in my opinion it is so underrated! MV is in the American South-West in Arizona, but close to the borders of Colarado, New Mexico and Utah. The climate is semi-arid (aka VERY HOT in the summer) and if you google search 'Monument Valley', you are likely to recognise the landscape as it is where most Western Films were set (especially John Wayne stuff). It is famous for it's huge monoliths of rock which are shaped and sculpted by natural erosion and weathering processes. I didn't realise how close this was to the Grand Canyon, just a 3 hour drive ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/11 (Useful, 13 readings)
I had never heard of Monument Valley (part of the native American lands of the Navajos in the middle of America, somewhere near Utah and Arizona) and having just visited the Gran Caynon did not think I would/could be more impressed by a nature wonder. Secretly I was torn between excitement of going and wondering if the drive could possibly be worth it! As we approached Monument Valley all my doubts disappeared, I had never seen before or since such a remote, stunning, spectacular or breath-taking place. You may think I'm going over board but this is a truly amazing place. Stepping out of the truck felt like stepping out onto Mars, with burnt terracotta sands ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/04/11 (Very useful, 29 readings)
"The Valley of Rocks" ------------------------- It's called "The Valley of Rocks" by the Navajo people or the Native Americans. You probably will already recognise Monument Valley, even though you maybe think you don't - as it has been used as the setting for many western films and backdrop for numerous other media related things... So, a film fan's paradise, but, as much as I love movies, and as much as filming has contributed in making the park as well-known as it is today, there is so much else to see and learn here that I don't really consider Monument Valley primarily to do with the fact that the park has featured in many ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/06/09 (Very useful, 29 readings)
Monument Valley is located in Northern Arizona, near other famous attractions like The Grand Canyon (which I have also reviewed) and Meteor Crater. It is in the Navajo Nation and they run and own the park; they are the native Indians of this area. *Cost: unfortunatley you cannot use an Annual Parks Pass to enter the Valley however the cost is only $5 per person. At this point you must ensure you have sufficient fuel to complete the 17 mile long drive through the valley or you can use the buses provided at $65 per person for a 2 hour long tour of the park. *What to do there: the visitor centre has few locally made gifts for example, arrow heads and ... Read the complete review
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