Monument Valley, Utah

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

With sandstone buttes, colossal mesas, and panoramic vistas, Monument Valley is one of the USA’s iconic landscapes. You may want to visit the main sites in just a few hours, but the best thing is to spend a day driving through the valley. If you plan on spending some time here, you may find excursions and scenic drives in the nearby area.

The most popular drive is the 17mile tribal park loop, also referred to as the valley drive, which is a scenic drive past some of the most popular sites in Monument Valley. It is a dirt and gravel road that starts and ends at the Monument Valley Visitor Center. You can trek the only self-guided hike, the Wildcat Trail. This is a 3.2 mile loop that circles around the Mitten Buttes and Merrick Butte.

We also did the sunrise lower monument valley tour which starts an hour and a half before sunrise. This was to make sure we got to the location before the sun made its first appearance. Seeing the sun rise over these huge landscapes was truly magical. Lastly, we did the Mystery Valley tour which was a three-hour excursion to see petroglyphs and Anasazi sites. It’s more of a cultural experience than a panoramic, scenic experience.

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