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“You can easily do the 17 mile drive in a normal sedan”

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Cape Town, RSA
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“You can easily do the 17 mile drive in a normal sedan”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

I read a number of the reviews on the 17 mile drive, how scary it is in a sedan, etc. Not so! I did the drive in a normal sedan (corolla), and providing you go slow, especially in the beginning, and you apply a little common driving sense, such as to avoid the odd pot hole, or large stone, it is certainly passable without too much fuss. And, without damaging your vehicle. The worst is the first half mile. After that, the road improves. Save yourself $90 upwards, and drive it yourself, rather than be bunched up on the back of an open vehicle, eating dust. Unless you want to experience beyond the conventional 17 miles, then go for a tour operator. I have driven far, far worse gravel roads in a sedan that would make the 17 mile drive seem like a tar paved highway. Just be careful on the initial descent, and go very slow. The views to be seen are AWESOME!!

Visited November 2013
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North, South Carolina
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“Beautiful formations”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Amazing natural stone formations can be seen from a distance or by entering the park with a tribal guide. Sites used in many western and other films for decades. Worth going out of your way for this magnificent scenery. Great photo ops or just for looking.

Visited November 2013
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Milan, Italy
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“Very spiritual place.”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The most colourfull place, especially around sunset!!! Wow. Very spiritual if you close your eyes and just let yourself drift with the flow of energy from that place. There also a hotel there to stay overnight. This overlooks all the magnificent landscapes. Highly recommendable. Just take your time when making stops.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria
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“What views”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went with the guided tour because of the condition of the road. Really good it was too. Excellent information from the Navajo guide and we were taken to some great viewpoints with numerous photo opportunities. You are taken on the back of a massive utility type vehicle with seating at the back for about 25 people. We had a real mix of nationalities and that added to the experience. Very good experience.

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great scenery, terrible road”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Monument Valley has fantastic scenery and is well worth a visit. The down side - the dirt road that you can drive for free rather than paying a local guide for a tour is an axle-busting disaster. I think that is intentional to get the guides more business. We gave up on the road and did a beautiful hike (the Wildcat Trail) which starts very close to the visitor centre.

Visited November 2013
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