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Wildcat Trail

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Wildcat Trail

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Off UT-163 Monument Valley National Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536
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Monument Valley’s cinematic landscapes and sandstone towers lie within the Navajo Nation Reservation. On this guided tour, visit the valley’s iconic filming locations and backcountry monuments, gaining access to areas you wouldn’t be able to on your own. Hear insightful commentary from your guide along the way, and you can choose between morning or afternoon tour times to best fit your schedule.
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MichaelS wrote a review Jan 2020
Billings, Montana20 contributions3 helpful votes
Wildcat trail is a beautiful way to experience this stunning landscape. Take the time to walk this trail, you won’t be sorry. Start by signing in at the office downstairs in The View Hotel. The trailhead is at the end of the parking lot towards the camping area. This trail offers breathtaking views of this magical landscape, take your time and enjoy it. (Remember: Water, sunscreen, hats, etc.)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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D&R wrote a review Dec 2019
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We took this hike early December. Perfect hiking weather! About a 2 hour easy/moderate hike around one of the Mittens. Took the hike late afternoon and worked up an appetite for a Navajo Taco dinner at the View Hotel.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ruth F wrote a review Dec 2019
Sedona, Arizona91 contributions18 helpful votes
A 2 hour easy/moderate hike around one of the mittens. Great morning hike for photos before the sun gets too high.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Busss wrote a review Dec 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions13 helpful votes
First of all, this is a breathtaking area, wonderful views of the mittens and valley. We stayed in the View hotel nearby so drove the car and parked it right on top of the start of the Wildcat trail. aAcouple of wild (?) horses were walking around, no other people apart from us. We started around 7.30/8.00 a.m. as it was July/August and very hot. After maybe 10 mins of walking we rested as it was heavy in the sand and the dryness of the desert around us. We had lots of water with us, we were prepared. But there are no shades from trees, just a few bushes on this trail. I decided it was already to warm to continue the trail, and we walked back in the sand toward the car. It was maybe only 500 meters, but it felt so heavy to walk back. In the sand, sun so hot and strong already. We took huge swaps drinking water from a liter bottle and walking back I felt overheated, and panicked a little by thinking what would happen if I stranded there in the sand. We made it back (the path was going upwards to the car) and we sat down with the airco on FULL, and were both rather exhausted. What a strange experience to have at 8.00 am, but I really felt I already had enough (or too much) sun. Drove to the hotel and I lay down for an hour to rest. So: a warning. It is not recommended to walk the Wildcat Trail during the summer months. It is a heavy trail as you walk through sand and no shades. Even very early in the morning the desert and heat makes you dehydrate very quickly. I think Europeans (me including) traveling in the South West don't realize this. We just don't have any experience with deserts and how our bodies respond to that. And some people take irresponsible risks by hiking in the middle of the day. So after this experience, we were very careful with any hikes, and only walked very early in the morning. Be wise and take care. I would love to travel this area early spring or autumn as you can see and do so much more outside during the day.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Denise A wrote a review Oct 2019
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This was a hike we started around 330 pm and after 1.5 miles in, realized we were losing daylight quickly since we didn't drive the loop yet. Overall was a wonderful and serene experience. It is a hike and the one thing not mentioned is the tons and tons of soft loose sand, similar to a beach. Remember if you hike down, you have to hike up and going up on a steep incline, and I mean steep, is tough in that sand! I was with my 11 year old and he had to take breaks. My Father in law was with us in his late 60's and he was having a tough time too. My husband and I are very healthy and active in our mid and late 40s and I felt that burn going up. This applies to all activities in hiking. Did we survive? Absolutely! With no regrets! I also hope they look into adding wheelchair or handicap accessible opportunities due to the many tourists at these places. Loved it here!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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