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“Better when driven in your own car.”

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Richardson, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
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“Better when driven in your own car.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was our third trip to Monument Valley. Always want to go back.
You can have a guided ride on the back of a pickup truck for 15 people for a lot of money, or drive your own vehicle for free. We now drive ourselves. Any car will do.
Many old western movies were made here, several featured John Wayne.
The new restaurant and hotel on site are now finished and have the best views in the park. The name is "The View".
This is always a first rate experience for only $5-10 per person.

Visited September 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Beautiful formations, disgraceful road”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The geography, the monuments, are beautiful, I would say a national treasure. I'm glad that I visited and saw this beautiful place. But this is not a national park – it is a business. That is fundamentally different. Every person connected with the organization was professional and friendly, very good to deal with. But we were profoundly disappointed with the quality of the touring options for those not paying extra for a guided tour. The 'public' route (no cost beyond the $5 per person entrance fee) provided good views of many beautiful formations, but the road surface was absolutely a disgrace. Before finishing even the first quarter of the route, we were so distracted by trying to not damage our car, that we didn't enjoy the remaining monuments nearly as much as we might have otherwise. The road doesn't need to be paved – I understand that the dirt road and dust are part of the experience – but the road surface could be maintained to some degree so that we don't have to fear damage to our vehicles – or our backs.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“amazing”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had an amazing day here. We couldn't take the tour as we had a limited anount of time and there was no way our wee convertable could survie the road. but our walk was so worth it...
A very emotional place to be..

Visited September 2012
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Montrose
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“A GREAT RE-VISIT”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Since we had been here before, we chose to drive thru the valley ourselves and stop wherever we wanted. It still impressed us and the rocks are so much "redder" than they ever appear on film, a great place.

Visited September 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Great Western Scenery”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The land of hoodoos will take you back to the days of watching John Wayne movies. Entrance for two people was $10 - certainly worth the price. The roads are a potholed mess - a gravel road with sand traps. Going over those bumps too fast may cause damage to your car so drive slowly through the park. I found some wonderful jewelry made by the Navajos on the road that were much more affordable than the jewelry in the gift shops.

Visited September 2012
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