Monument Valley


In San Juan County in the southeastern corner of Utah, lies the vast, wild and sunbaked desert plane of Monument Valley. This red-sand desert region is known for its towering sandstone buttes and forms part of the lands sacred to the Navajo Nation. In this area, the stars of the Milky Way can be seen exceptionally clearly at night. Visitors can enjoy hiking, jeep tours, horse riding and stargazing on their own or escorted and narrated by Navajo guides. Top activities also include touring the Monument Valley Drive for spectacular views of the landscape, hiking the Wildcat Trail for closer views of the buttes, learning more about the area at the Goulding Film and Cultural History Museum, and watching the sunrise from one of the many viewpoints.

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