This tour had decent ratings and was up to $20. cheaper per person than other tour companies. We opted for the mid-range tour of 2.5 hours. This not only takes us on the 17 mile scenic dirt road that is open to the public, but also along some back roads that only the touring companies are allowed. I would highly suggest you opt for a tour and let the "experts" do the driving for you. This Monument Valley 17 mile scenic dirt road is VERY rough. We were bounced around in our seats and would not want to put our own vehicle through this terrain. Of course, if you've got an ATV or a 4 wheel drive that can handle it, then go for it. There were a couple of times that we thought we may not make it up the sandy slope.
We ended up being almost 1/2 hour late arriving to the tour because of an unexpected homecoming parade in town, with no side streets to detour to. I called to say we would be late and they were great. They would put us on on another tour when we got there. We waited about 7 minutes for our tour guide to arrive. Even though we paid for a Sandstone Tour, we ended up on a Black's tour. So maybe they all work together.
Our tour guide was Ferguson. Sweet young man, but not real outgoing. Other reviewers have raved about their tour guide. We sort of had to drag info out of him. Eventually he talked more. He spoke of how he learned about the history of this area from his Grandmother and related some stories. I think we could have had a better guide, but Ferguson was ok.
Definitely worth the money and avoid the wear and tear on your own vehicle on this very rough, rocky not maintained dirt road.
Overall, this was an enjoyable, fun and interesting tour.
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