Monument Valley Self-Driving Audio Tour

Explore Monument Valley’s dramatic landscape and rich history with a self-driving audio tour along the 17-mile marked Navajo route. Hear about Monument Valley’s stunning “Wild West” formations as you drive. Monument Valley’s scenic vistas provide insights into Navajo culture and history, breathtaking panoramas of a strange landscape, and an unparalleled experience. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore with maximum flexibility and value.

Recommended: purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen together!

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, & download tour. Drive to the first stop and follow our directions, route, and speed limit for the best experience.

Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours and pandemic rules before your visit.

per adult from

$11

NZD

Duration

3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Online Map
    • Online Support
    • Entry/Admission - Forrest Gump Point
    • Entry/Admission - Wildcat Trail
    • Entry/Admission - John Ford Point
    • Entry/Admission - Artist's Point
    • Entry/Admission - North Window Overlook
    • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Forrest Gump Point, Highway US 163 Gps: 37.101647, -109.990675, Mexican Hat, UT

      Our tour of Monument Valley actually begins a little outside the valley: Forest Gump Point. The crest of this hill offers a fantastic panorama of Monument Valley... made famous by the movie!

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Welcome Center, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA

      As we begin driving along this trail through the Navajo Nation, we'll learn about the Navajo, the first tribe of Monument Valley, and how this desert formed out of a vast sea.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Wildcat Trail, Off UT-163 Monument Valley National Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536

      We'll hit our first detour at Wildcat Trail, where you can hop out walk into the valley itself.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: West Mitten Butte, Arizona 84536, USA

      Our tour continues past the three striking formations of the iconic "Monument Valley" panorama. These are the East and West Mittens and Merrick Butte. Why mittens? Why Merrick? We'll learn all about these structures and their histories as we get closer.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: John Ford Point, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA

      As we follow the trail deeper into Monument Valley, we'll learn more about the Navajo, the mythical buried silver, and their struggle to defend their land against the ever-encroaching colonists. We'll learn about the Long March of the Navajo, the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII, and the Navajo families on the reservation land today. We'll also explore the depiction of the Navajo in Western movies -- specifically in John Ford's Hollywood.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Artist's Point, Unnamed Road,, Kayenta, AZ 86033, USA

      As we learn, we're also driving. The tour brings us next to Artist's Point. This overlook, unsurprisingly, is famously popular among painters and illustrators. Countless artists have set up canvasses here and recreated this stunning landscape with paint and brush.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: North Window Overlook, Kayenta, AZ 86033, USA

      Our drive continues towards the North Window Overlook, a picture-perfect spot for the sunrise. Those morning rays illuminating the buttes and spires of Monument Valley aren’t something you’ll soon forget! Even if you're here after sunrise, the vistas are unparalleled.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Camel Butte, Arizona 86033, USA

      Finally, we're at the last incredible vista of the tour: Camel Butte and Elephant Butte. Camel Butte might not look especially like a camel, but when you’re naming rocks you have to get creative! Camel Butte almost hits 1,000 feet but pales in comparison to its sibling, Elephant Butte, stretching over 1,000 feet high. Now that might be impressive on its own, but remember that you’re on a plateau right now which is already raised around 5,000 feet. That means the peak of Elephant Butte is more than 6,000 feet above sea level!

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, US Highway 160 & US Hwy 163, Monument Valley, UT 84536

      Our roundtrip self-guided driving tour through the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley ends near the Visitor Center.

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Forrest Gump Hill, US-163 Scenic, Mexican Hat, UT 84531, USA
      Departure Time :
      7/13/2020 - 11/1/2021
      Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      Monument Valley Tribal Park Visitor Center, U.S. 163 Scenic, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Written, English - Audio

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    5

    Organised by Paradise Travel

    Activity ID: V-267535P7

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