Monument Valley Tribal Park
a slide show of Monument Valley
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.
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.