Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

Monument Valley: 2.5-Hour Tour with Backcountry Access

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Explore the Monument Valley, and the back country with a Navajo guide. See landmarks that can only be visited on this tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
Only overnight guests of the Monument Valley KOA Journey can be picked up from KOA Journey. Please be ready 30 minutes before pickup time outside in front of the office. For pickups from The View Hotel, please wait in front of the lobby at the Navajo loading area 15 minutes before the pickup time.


  • Explore the Monument Valley with a local Navajo guide in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Admire iconic landmarks such as West and East Mitten Buttes and the Totem Pole
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour
Full description

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

  • Local Navajo Guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to the Navajo Traditional Home with rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
  • Food
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Only KOA overnight guests can be picked up from KOA Campground
  • This tour operates on Utah time (Mountain Standard Time), which is 1 hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please take this into account when planning your visit. If you're coming from Arizona please leave 1 hour early
  • The Tribal Park entry fee can be purchased upon entry to the Tribal Park
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather. During cold or hot weather, the tour uses an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people.
  • Please bring a bandana and sunglasses in order to protect your face from dust and sand.
  • Please bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Because of rough terrain, This tour is not suitable for infants 1 years old or younger or women who are more than 5 months pregnant.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 122 reviews

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It is worth booking a guided tour, especially with the addition of a visit to the reserve. Accompanied by a Navajo woman, you get a completely different relationship to this piece of earth. Otherwise one sees the magnificent rocks but knows nothing of their local importance. The visit to the carpet weaver gave me a lot to understand the Navayo culture. You and our tour guide Vera made this tour a special experience. Her singing at the Wind's Ear got under your skin.

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August 3, 2022

This is an excellent tour; I recommend it. There was one thing that was of concern when I booked the tour: the tour only accepts parties of two or more people, so even though I was traveling alone I had to pay for a second, non-existent person. Later, I discussed this with tour staff and came to a good solution. But I encourage the tour operators to no longer require that guests traveling alone pay for two people.

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July 19, 2022

We were picked up at the campsite with the open jeep. The Indian guide told all about holy places and what they called the rocks and why. We were also allowed in a hut and there an Indian grandmother told us how they used to live. Very interesting. The Tour also went through country closed to tourists.

July 9, 2022

Product ID: 302648