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Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Phoenix, Arizona
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Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

We are thinking of travelling from Phoenix and am wondering if it is a good idea to visit Monument Valley right before Christmas??

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1. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

It's as good a time as any. We've been down a few times over Christmas. Temps are cooler, not as busy as some other seasons. Off chance of snow but would be unusual. Give it a try.

Have fun.

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2. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

As long as you can get a room at the View or Gouldings, there is never a bad time to visit Monument Valley.

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3. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Agreeing with above. We've been through Monument Valley just before Christmas for the last two years; never a bad time :)

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4. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Good idea but make a reservation at The View. Awesome!!!

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5. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Thank you everyone for responding!! Well, we are booked at The View Hotel. Question remaining is which tour to take with Navajo Spirits Tours--All Day Tour or The Monument Valley Tour? Lastly, what will the road conditions be in general? Will I need a 4WD, AWD vehicle?

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6. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Book a Back Country tour at a minimum. That will get you beyond the basic loop road. Roads to the Tribal Park are all well paved and maintained highways. Any comfortable car will suffice. Beware of winter weather potential, mostly around high elevations at Flagstaff.

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7. Re: Monument Valley before Christmas...is it recommended?

Think it's always a good idea to have awd in winterconditions and wintertyres can be helpful as well. The self drive rd into MV can be very rough but no problems to get to The View.

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