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Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

1. Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

See all the sights of Monument Valley on a 2.5-hour small group tour lead 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.

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Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

2. Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Backcountry Tour

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.

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Oljato-Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Monument Valley Tour

3. Oljato-Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Monument Valley Tour

Make the most of your trip and experience an unforgettable visual spectacle that you will remember for the rest of your life. Upon arrival at Monument Valley, follow your guide to a nearby vantage point where the sun rises directly from the center of the iconic Totem Pole. Admire the sun as it rises across the vibrant landscape, and marvel as the combination of colors dance across the sky, changing the shape of famous rock formations and arches. After a breathtaking sunrise, enjoy a tour of the valley with plenty of stops along the way to take photos. See the famous West and East Mitten Buttes, John Ford Point, the Three Sisters, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, The Big Hogan, Sun’s Eye, North Window, and Sleeping Dragon. Next, follow your guide into the restricted back country part of the valley that you can only visit in the company of a Navajo guide. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide share fascinating insight and anecdotes, and learn about Monument Valley and Navajo culture. Finally, visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home, to watch a rug weaving demonstration as well as a ceremonial musical performance.

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Monument Valley: Scenic 3 - Cultural Tour 3.5 Hours

4. Monument Valley: Scenic 3 - Cultural Tour 3.5 Hours

Start this popular tour with a narrated intro of the Lower Monument Valley and Back Country area focusing on Navajo culture, a deep recognition of Navajo history, and awesome geological facts. After several stops at popular areas/view points, enjoy a Hogan demonstration that displays the local lifestyle. Learn about the different ways native plants in Monument Valley are used, and take home a souvenir of the homeland inside your shoes. Intrigued yet? This fascinating tour ranges 28 miles and covers all major attracted areas and iconic overlook points. Back Country included.

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What people are saying about Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Great experience and a unique way of discovering Monument Valley, seeing things not accessible with a private vehicle.

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

Our tour guide was so informative and nice. We truly enjoyed and learned a lot about Navajo ways of living.

It’s really an unforgettable tour under Larry’s guidance. We saw the best part of the Valley.

Easy to book online. We liked our guide and overall experience was really great!