Monument Valley Tribal Park
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Monument Valley is made up of some of the most gorgeous scenery and landscapes you'll find in the southwest. Towering buttes, monuments and spires; red earth, high mesas and octagonal hogans. As the sun rises and sets across the valley, the color changes and long shadows travel along the valley floor. The park is accessbile by limited automobile travel but there are Navajo guides you can hire to take you on a once-in-a-lifetime tour to some of the more intimate places in the park and allow you to visit some of the native Navajos living in the park. The guides have lived in the area all their lives so they know the names (old and new) of all the monuments, the habits of wildlife in the area and a day full of stories of their old ways. They also know the best places to take photos of all the monuments.

© Tom TillThere is lodging available right outside the park at Goulding's Trading Post and Lodge. Rooms are strategically placed so visitors can see the valley views in the changing light. Tour arrangements may also be made at the lodge. There is also a campground and market located near the trading post.