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2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley

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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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AnonymousCapybara wrote a review Nov 2019
Paris, France9 contributions4 helpful votes
We did a 2 and a half hour tour and it was absolutely magical - one of the best moments of our otherwise amazing trip! Our guide was very interesting and the horses were great. We recommend to everyone!
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Date of experience: November 2019
GlobeTrotting104947 wrote a review Aug 2019
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This was definitely the highlight of our family tour in the US. Everything was perfect, we had two guides for our group and one stayed with the kids and was just amazing with them. They told us stories about the places. The horses were perfect. Thanks for this amazing and magical moment !
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Date of experience: August 2019
Kathryn F wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York10 contributions
We had a total blast with Darryl as our trail guide! Can’t wait to come back here. The land here is incredibly beautiful and Darryl took us to the best spots even though we were only doing a short ride. He helped us guide the horses and we got to a nice trot and gallop, which was a blast. We had so much fun riding and we would truly say this was the best trail ride experience we’ve ever had. Can’t wait to come back and would recommend to all our friends!
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Date of experience: July 2019
helenandpaul13 wrote a review Jun 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom1,307 contributions268 helpful votes
My daughter wanted to do this as I was booking the holiday some months ago so when we arrived at the valley I booked this at the same time as I was booking the sunrise tour. Both booths were right next to each other. Our trip was arranged for 5pm for two hours but it turned out this was too early for sunset. When we drove into the park we had to drive a few miles into the park itself, see we would have had to pay an additional $30 for someone to come out and collect us and return us to the hotel. Luckily we had a 4x4 so could undertake the trip out ourselves. When we arrived there was some confusion about payment so we ended up paying cash rather than by card as we had originally wanted to do. Our guide was Mike and for some reason he presumed we were experienced riders, even though we told him we had only been on a horse once before and had no real experience of riding. Just before we got ready we were asked to sign a waiver, "which excluded us from making any claims whatsoever against the owners should any accidents arise, even where they might be negligent". We were reluctant to do this. Further, just before we mounted our horses we were then told that "once we mounted the horse we were not entitled to our money back, should we suddenly change our minds". We decided to carry on though. My horse was called Cochise and the little un's was called Blacktorn. After we mounted Mike gave us all of twenty seconds of tutorial in managing a horse and then we were off. Two of his children accompanied us and they just spent most of the time checking their iPhones as we rode. Obviously they were very experienced riders, especially his son who never even bothered to use a saddle. Mike seemed reluctant to engage in any conversation with us at the beginning and we began to despair as he spent most of the time talking to his children. However, as the trip went on Mike became more engaging once I initiated the conversation and he talked about many aspects of the valley, including movie making, his family history and the bad events of the treatment of the Navajo Indians and other tribes; and how now the park is owned and managed by the Navajo they are responsible for managing tourism there. When I questioned him further, Mike also talked about his family's involvement in WW2 and his grandfather's role as a code talker. We went out as far as the area with the Indian Wall Art then returned the same way. If we had been more experienced riders we could have done more of a circular tour because we could have trotted or cantered back within the two hours. Maybe we might need to take some lessons in horse riding before we embark on another trip like this. Once returned to the stable the little un needed a bit of assistance in dismounting but immediately after doing this her horse urinated everywhere. There was gallons of it but she was lucky not to get any of it on her new trainers. After signing the waiver earlier I don't think they would have compensated us. Overall it was an average experience for us. We paid about $180 for the ride and we saw some of the beauty of the valley. But there was some confusion about how experienced we were as riders even though we clearly pointed this out to them. There was little or no instruction given in managing the horses and just a presumption that we would manage. This might be better for those with more riding experience because they could do more of a circular route. Finally, remember to read the waiver before committing yourself to this experience and if you have any worries then don't bother. We weren't even provided with any head gear before setting out in the event of any accidents and my horse was not exactly docile. PS Mike also likes to do a lot of spitting. For those who have seen the film the Outlaw Josey Wales you will see what I mean.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Mark L wrote a review Jun 2019
Brechfa, United Kingdom369 contributions107 helpful votes
We took a 2 hour ride through monument valley. It was a wonderful experience. I am a novice rider and the horses are very easy going and just follow their trail. The scenery, it goes without saying, was fantastic and being on horseback we could get to places that cars would not go. Levi our guide was great, telling us all sorts of things about the valley.
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Date of experience: May 2019