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Great way to experience Monument Valley!

We started our day at Monument Valley with a short visit to the Visitor Center for souvenirs, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travel_Addict_Cyprus
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Michigan
A walk up to the Mitten

It was an easy walk going but as others have stated, more difficult on the return. This is because... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
HonugirlHawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our day at Monument Valley with a short visit to the Visitor Center for souvenirs, and then headed to the Wildcat Trail. You have to register first, so that they know you are out there (not sure if this is a winter thing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

It was an easy walk going but as others have stated, more difficult on the return. This is because of the sandy soil on the incline. Wearing high tops or a boot will keep the sand from getting into your shoes. Take a walking pole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Was looking for a trail I could hike in the morning before heading out of Monument Valley, and this was perfect. I only encountered one other person on this hike so it was really something special to be traipsing down around the Mittens, under the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Needs a couple of hours to walk it but well worth the effort. Easy walking until the last bit climbing up through the sand dunes. Much better way of seeing the area than the expensive jeep tours.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Monument Valley, for all its glorious scenery, is not a renowned hiking location, partly because all the land is privately owned, with houses and hogans scattered all over the empty desert between the red rock pinnacles, and the Navajo Nation does not want people walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We arrived 4.30 pm at the entrance and the man said the trail was closed. And the visitor centre was almost closed, so we had to make a U turn. We went away and drove to Forrest Gump Point. Glad we didn't spend the $20.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This trail was pretty easy except on the way back you did have a rather steep climb but I had my hiking sticks and was fine. We had rainy chilly weather but we did see a full rainbow and some awesome photography opportunities because of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cindy A
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Having been on a drive-tour of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide, we then decided to hike the Wildcat Trail, which was a brilliant experience. Hiking down and, later, back up the sand dunes was interesting but not difficult, and it was wonderful to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Trombone99
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Lovely hike close to the view hotel . Moderate level , hard on the way back . Walk around the west mitten .

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LinaCW
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I went on the trail very early in the morning to avoid the sun. I didn't get to do the entire thing, as the sun was coming up and it was getting hotter and hotter by the minute, but I got to the bottom and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ha ha ha... when researching prior to our trip, I cringed when I read about this. I am not fond of reptiles, especially snakes. But we did the trail December 23 and did not encounter any. Not sure in the heat of the... More
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