Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access


Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

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From US$ 85 per person

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Take the extended tour of Monument Valley and backcountry to see even more of the breathtaking natural beauty and iconic monuments with extra time at each stop.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Explore the Monument Valley in a small group in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Enjoy prolonged stop to take the best pictures of the famous sights
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation from a local Navajo guide
Full description

Treat yourself to a 3.5 hour tour of Monument Valley with plenty of time at each stop to take the perfect picture and enjoy the views. This tour is ideal for photographers and visitors who want extra time to explore and learn more about the area. In addition to main monuments such as Mitten View, Three Sisters, John Ford Point, Sleeping Dragon, Traditional Hogan, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, Totem Pole, North Window, Artist Point, see the scenic Ear of the Wind arch and Anasazi Ruins.

The views of the sights on this tour will leave you speechless. At the end of your tour, enjoy a musical performance from your guide and a visit to a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home, where you can learn a lot about the history of this incredible place.

  • Local navajo guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to a Navajo Traditional Home
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

Please wait in front of the lobby at the Navajo loading area. The driver will not come inside to pickup.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf

Know before you go

  • 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 Tribal Park entry pass can be purchased upon entry to the Tribal Park ($8/person)
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather and in an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people in cold or hot weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

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I recommend this tour or any tour to see the valley and go into the backcountry. You don't have to worry about taking your vehicle on a really rough road. They say cars can tackle it but it's very rough. The guide offered water and told many facts as we ventured into the valley. At the best stops and view points we were offered 5 to 10 minutes to get out of the van and take as many photos as we wanted. You get to see and hear more than you would driving yourself. Our tour guide was very informative which you wouldn't receive that information if you were driving yourself. The backcountry is as beautiful as the valley. Again I would highly recommend this tour or another tour. This 3.5 hour tour we were able to see all the big moments and alot more and still had time in the afternoon to sight see around the area.

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March 29, 2023

Our guide was Larry. Let me tell you, he is fantastic! He told us Native folklore stories, explained the history of Monument Valley, explained the petroglyphs, and so much more. Patient with us, helpful to those with lessened abilities, and was just plane wonderful. Do yourself a big favor and go with this company. You will not be sorry if you do. Wonderful time. Well worth the cost.

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October 20, 2022

This was a neat opportunity to get into the backcountry and see some beautiful rock formations and a petroglyph. We were super lucky to have the back of the truck to ourselves. It would not have been as much fun with other people since we basically got a private tour. Our guide was super. Knowledgeable, an excellent driver and she gave us some priceless tips for perfect picture spot.

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July 16, 2022

Product ID: 388790