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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Was really impressed with the "spires" and "buttes" and would recommend this as a must see to anybody visiting.
The view from the roadside on US163 is brilliant and there are plenty of stopping places so you can take photos.
Didn't bother paying the Indians US$5 per person for the privilege our ruining my rental car on the crap road inside the reservation so can't comment on whether it was worth it or not but we saw more than enough from the roadside so left happy travellers.
The nearest town of Kayenta is okay to pick up gas or food but would not recommend it for much else as most seem to live in dusty trailer homes and the Basha's Supermarket complex is a bit seedy with Indians begging outside and a general feeling that vehicle security could be a issue at times.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

There aren't words in the English language that can properly describe Monument Valley or the feeling it invokes. You have to experience it for yourself. If you have a 4 wheel drive, take the self drive, if you have a sedan, take a tour. We started the road in our car and immediately turned around. It was awful. The visitor center is nice. Walk through, get a feel of what you are looking at, and browse the shops. We hiked the Wildcat Trail which is pretty easy and it's farther than you think once you get out there, but so worth it. To end the day, we took a sunset tour of Monument Valley. This is how you should see it. They take you off the main road and we had a Navajo guide so we learned a ton about the Navajo people. This place was unreal and I can see why it's sacred to the Navajo, it definitely has a spiritual feeling about it.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Monument Valley was a highlight of our trip. It's on Navajo ground and is supposed to be the most sacred ground in the country. I don't know, but man, was it beautiful. I've never been to anything quite like this place (except maybe the Badlands, but even still, it was completely different). After getting in the gate (very reasonable 5 dollars), we visited the visitor's center and gift shop. Then, we started on the trail. Okay---so, we had read alot about the trail before we arrived so we were prepared. Here are some tips---you can very much so get through this in a personal vehicle. We have an SUV, so it was fine. We had no problems. There were lots, and lots of cars trying to get down through there and they did, but to be on the safe side, we prefer SUV. There are also tours you can take there, but they cost and go quite fast it appeared so we really preferred to do the 17 mile trail at our own pace. We had a great time. There were wild horses on the trail. The buttes and mesas are so amazing! Wow. I just cannot say enough about Monument Valley. JUST BE PREPARED for the rugged terrain. I'm from Eastern Kentucky and this was "four wheelin'" for me. LOL. All the city slickers are gonna be in for a surprise with how rough it is, but don't let that deter you. Find someone to see this beautiful place!

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

For an authentic 'cowboy' experience and endless photo opportunities, you cannot beat Monument Valley. Definitely hire an AWD and do a self-drive tour through the park. Be sure to stop off at the saddle ranch mid-way down the trail - amazing. The view at the visitor centre is breathtaking, particularly at sunset.

1  Thank Jacqui_Nalder
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

So you have been to Monument Valley in Utah and you think you have seen it all. Well, you probably haven't. You probably went through Bluff (20 miles from the Valley) and at best you stopped for a coffee. Well, you missed one of Utah' s best kept secret, the Visitor Centre at Bluff.

Set back from Highway it is more than a visitor centre, it is one of the best pioneer villages we have seen anywhere in the world. It also has an amazing history which you can experience in a short movie shown in the Centre Theatre. Back in the mid-19th century a large group of Mormons set out on a epic journey to populate the remote area of Utah aound Bluff. We won't spoil your enjoyment of the movie but one part of the journey required wagons and horses to be taken through a rock crevice with a 2,000 ft drop over 0.75 miles. It took them 2 months to widen the crevice!

The pioneer village which comprises many buildings was constructed by 8 families, ancestors of the original pioneers and is truely amazing with lots of family history information. The Visitor Centre itself is a new building and the new rest rooms are 5 star.

To top it all off, entrance to the village and centre is free but it is hard to leave without making a donation. Part of Utah not to be missed

1  Thank Monty458
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