Monument Valley

Mexican Hat, Utah 84531

Monument Valley

Monument Valley Professional Review and Guide

"This 11.5-mile ride comprises a 6.5-mile out-and-back (3.2 miles each way), along with a 5-mile loop. It is aerobically and technically quite easy, over a graded native surface that in dry weather can dish out quite a bit of sand and, in wet weather, mud holes and erosional sloughs and troughs. The climb at the very end is the only tough hill. By no means is this a solitude ride, yet you’re constantly looking out over some of the emptiest country on earth.

Here you may encounter a greater number of foreign visitors than anywhere in the Southwest outside the Grand Canyon. You’ll also come across a lot of flatlanders driving rental cars where they probably shouldn’t be. The loop is open during daylight hours only, and travel off the main route is considered trespassing, as roughly a hundred Navajo families live in the 30,000-acre valley. General location: 28 miles southwest of Mexican Hat (which is 50 miles southwest of Blanding)."

Monument Valley Reviews

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I actually took a tour through Monument Valley in my truck, but thought I could relate. A desolate part of Arizona that is sacred to the Navajo. The whole park provides views you normally would conjour as a postcard(see my pictures). The summer temperatures were mild by Arizona standards(high 80's).

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Trail Information

Mexican Hat
Nearby City
750 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
March through May; September through November
Monument Valley Tribal Park, 435-727-3287
Local Contacts
Map available at Visitor Center
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018