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Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Going to drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park during my stay in Flagstaff next week. I googled directions and it states total estimated time: 3 hours 24 minutes. If anyone has driven there from Flagstaff, does the estimated time seem correct?

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1. Re: Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

It's about 175 miles-- pretty drive-- 3 and 1/2 hours should be plenty of time. Interested in some ruins? The Wupatki Natl Park is just north of Flagstaff-- about 30 minute drive-- and on the route to MV from Flagstaff.

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2. Re: Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

It will take 3 hours plus, just to get there. Then once you enter the park, allow yourselves 2-3 hours to drive the loop road and make a few short stops.

This is the reason why I always recommend staying over night. You'll spend 7 hours on the road getting to and from MV from Flagstaff. It only makes sense to allow yourself that much time while you're there. Do a back country guided tour. Stay at the View Hotel to get the most out of sunset and sunrise.

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3. Re: Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

That drive time is accurate. It is doable in one day.

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Dear all,

I am staying at the View Hotel one night and the next day i have to catch a flight in Flagstaff Airport at around 3PM. How long is the drive form The View Hotel to Flagstaff?



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5. Re: Drive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Welcome to the forum. It's 3 1/2 hours from Flagstaff to Monument Valley, and 3 1/2 hours from Monument Valley back to Flagstaff. The View is located in M. Valley, so allow for the same amount of time to return.

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