Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Tour with Navajo Guide

Monument Valley: 3-Hour Sunrise Tour with Navajo Guide

From US$ 84.80 per person

Discover the wonders of Monument Valley on a 3-hour sunrise tour. Admire the glowing sun rise across the landscape, then enjoy a ride through the valley to learn about the natural landmarks of this incredible location.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
If you are being picked up from The View Hotel please be ready 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Please wait in front of the lobby at the Navajo loading area. Only overnight guests of the Monument Valley KOA Journey can be picked up from the campground. Please be ready 30 minutes before tour for KOA customers.


  • Watch a spectacular sunrise across Monument Valley
  • Admire the amazing colors of the early morning
  • Stop for photos at the iconic West and East Mitten Buttes, John Ford Point, and the Totem Pole
  • Learn about the culture, history, and traditions of Navajo people from your guide
  • Enjoy the benefits of a small group tour with maximum 12 people
Full description
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.
  • Local Navajo guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to a traditional Navajo home to watch a rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance from your guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Only KOA overnight guests can be picked up from KOA Campground
  • The tour is operated on Utah Time (Mountain Standard Time), which is one hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please make sure to leave 1 hour earlier if you are coming from Arizona
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with max of 12 passengers in warm weather and in an enclosed SUV vehicle with maximum of 7 people in cold or hot weather
  • It is recommended to bring a bandana and sunglasses, that will protect your face from dust and sand
  • This tour is not suitable for infants aged 1 year or younger or women who are more than 5 months pregnant due to rough terrain
  • The Tribal Park entry fee can be paid upon entry to the park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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The sunrise was beautiful! The tour guide worked to be sure everyone on the tour had the opportunity to take good photos. We enjoyed the tour very much. We did not get much sleep prior to the tour because the sunrise was so beautiful in this valley. NOTE: If you go without a guide, the park limits the number of cars allowed inside. If you don’t go on a tour, be sure you plan to arrive early or to wait in line with other cars until you are allowed entry.

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March 17, 2022

September 7, 2022

The sunrise tour was beautiful, even our very helpful and friendly guide!

July 17, 2022

Product ID: 303353