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Monument Valley

Distance from Moab 152 miles (244 km)
Directions from Moab Take Highway 191 146 miles (234 km) south, and then make a left on Monument Valley Road and continue for 5.8 miles (9.4 km).
Park Hours Open year-round
Entrance Fee $20/vehicle with 4 people and $6 for each additional person (Subject to change)
Visitor Center & Hours Monument Valley Tribal Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Visitor center operating hours vary depending on the season. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal area in southern Utah and northern Arizona that is known for its sandstone buttes. This region has been used in filming many popular western movies including My Darling Clementine (1946), Stagecoach (1939), The Lone Ranger (2013), and many more.  Especially because of the excess of western-themed movies filmed in this district, Monument Valley has become the iconic image of the American West. This breathtaking valley filled with buttes towering from heights of 400 feet to over 1,000 feet has pictures, videos, films, and so much more media broadcast worldwide.

Learn about the history of Monument Valley.

One of the best ways to experience this natural phenomenon is to view it from above in an astonishing plane tour. The Monument Valley plane tour will take you over and through Monument Valley, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell, the San Juan River, Dark canyon, Abajo Mountains, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse State Park. It lasts roughly two hours and is the best way to see all of these breathtaking sights.

Suggested Activities in Monument Valley

2-3 hours Drive the 17-mile (27 km) dirt road through the park or take the 2-hour Monument Valley Plane Tour