Utah: Monument Valley Self-Guided Driving Tour

Utah: Monument Valley Self-Guided Driving Tour

From US$ 8 per person

Witness the majesty of Monument Valley on a self-guided tour. See the very best of this stunning valley and learn about its history.

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Audio guide included


  • See all the most beautiful vistas and iconic places in Monument Valley
  • Learn the history of how this dramatic landscape formed
  • Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the Navajo
  • Get the inside scoop into Hollywood’s enduring love for the valley
  • Follow your app guide put together by local guides and creative writers
Full description
Explore the incredible Monument Valley on a self-guided tour. Follow the app along the route to learn about the area's geology, history, and peoples. Download the app and start your adventure on the outskirts of the tiny town of Mexican Hat. From here, cruise across the rust-red land and crest the rise where Forrest Gump’s long run finally came to an end in the famous Tom Hanks film. Then, continue on to Monument Valley itself. Along the way, get acquainted with the park and learn what makes it different from other national parks. After passing the visitor center, turn back the clock 200 million years to see how these unique formations came to be. Then, jump forward in time to learn about the mysterious Anasazi tribe, the first people who ever lived in this harsh place, and the Navajo. Next, come to Wildcat Trail, the only self-guided trail in the park. From here, you can hike through some of the most incredible sights the valley has to offer. After that, see the towering formations of East Mitten Butte, West Mitten Butte, and Merrick Butte. Continue to John Ford Point, a gorgeous viewpoint named for the famous Western director John Ford. Along the way, dig into the countless Hollywood hits that have been filmed here over the years, from The Searchers to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Visit the Three Sisters monoliths looming 1,000 feet over the landscape. On your way through the jaw-dropping scenery, learn more about the long history of the Navajo, from the dramatic tale of Navajo code talkers in World War II to the tribe’s modern presence in the country. At North Window Overlook, find the perfect spot to catch a sunrise. Finally, end up near Camel Butte and Elephant Butte, where your tour will conclude.
  • Self-guided tour via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) to access the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rental
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Monument Valley View, US-163 Scenic, Mexican Hat, UT 84531 • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. • These steps require good data/wifi. • From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
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