Monument Valley Tribal Park is a Navajo Nations park that spans 91,696 acres across southern Utah and northern Arizona in the American southwest. It is the ancestral home of the Navajo people, and the park has been used in many films. The natural forces of wind and water eroded the land for 50 million years, eventually resulting in the rock formations seen today. The sandstone pinnacles reach heights of 400 to 1,000 feet and are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand.
The park can be enjoyed on a 17-mile scenic drive where visitors can see many of the park’s main highlights. Visitors can also get a closer look by taking the self-guided Wildcat hiking trail. The trail is 3.2 miles long around the West Mitten Butte at approximately 5,400 feet in elevation. It takes about one and a half to two hours to hike the trail. Various tours of the park are available to show you around and teach you about the Navajo culture.
Monument Valley is located about 50 miles south of Bluff, UT on US highway 163. Admission costs $10 per person or $20 per vehicle with up to four people. The park visitor center is open from 6am to 8pm May 1 through September 30 and 8am to 5pm October 1 through April 30.