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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Masks are optional in all Navajo Tribal Park locations.

  • Park Entry Fee: $8 per person, per entry, per location,  to enter the 17 mile loop drive. (Valley drive encourages Guided Tours) We do not accept National Park Passes. All Entry is at your own risk. RV’s are Prohibited into the valley drive.  You can purchase Entry Fee upon your arrival. Additional Fees required for Guided  Tours, listing is on Guided Tour tab on the main page.   There are NO restrooms on the loop drive, they are located at the Gift Shop and the MV Welcome Center. This area has very rough terrain and deep sand dunes, you enter the valley drive at your own risk.
  • 17-mile loop is open, please visit the Visitor Center for More information.  See Guided Tours listing for reservations, there is limited wait time with a tour guide.
  • Also, RV’s, ATV’s, UTV’s, and Large Trailer Vehicles are Prohibited on the Valley Drive due to rough terrain and uneven switchbacks.  Bikes and Motorcycles are Prohibited at Lake Powell and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park locations. 

Hours of Operation

  • April 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023 (Peak Season): MST  Park Office: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm, (Closed for lunch) 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.  Monday thru Friday.  Visitor Center/Museum: Monday thru Sunday  8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Valley Scenic Drive (17 mile loop): 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday thru Sunday. Last Entry: 6:00 pm daily.   Tour Operator’s Booth: Monday thru Sunday 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m. MST.
  • October 1 – March 30 (Off Season): 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Last Entry 2:30 pm. Monday thru Friday, MST. Guided Tours Only thereafter. Additional Cost. 
  • All Navajo Tribal Parks are CLOSED all major Holidays: ThanksgivingChristmas, and New Year’s Day. Also, on Monument Valley Veterans Marathon in November and  Monument Valley Ultra Marathon in March.   Please be Advised there will be no vehicles down the valley drive during events. Guided Tours Only! 

*Navajo Nation honors Daylight Savings Time, DST

**Please Be Advised. The Valley Road has rough terrain and deep sand dunes. Driving your vehicle into the valley is at your own risk. **

Motorcycles and Bikes are Prohibited into the valley drive.

Dogs are Prohibited into the valley drive and near the monuments and buttes.

Permits are required for all Photography and Filming, please see assistant at the MV Visitor Center for more information.



The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. The fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs and trees, and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 ft., framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding. 

Cremation is Prohibited on Navajo lands respect the land and do not violate the state of the Navajo people by discarding cremated human remains on tribal lands. If caught, you will be asked to discard remains and be charged to the fullest required by NN Law.  Please respect our tribal beliefs do not discard remains.

Rock Climbing is Prohibited on Navajo Land. Please abide by the humble religious requests of the Navajo people and do not climb the Monuments. “Navajo law will be strictly enforced,” Parks Department Manager. DRONES are strictly Prohibited on Navajo Land. Please abide by all Navajo Nation Laws.

All areas on the Navajo Nation are closed to non-Navajos unless you have a valid pass or permit issued by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department or other delegated tribal authority. Failure to have a permit is considered trespassing on a Federal Navajo Reservation.

*Park Entry does not include Backcountry Permits. If you wish to hike and/or camp beyond the park, you must purchase a permit before entering. Backcountry Permits are for hiking and camping on designated trails and campgrounds. If you are caught hiking or camping without a Backcountry Permit, or in unauthorized territory, additional fees will apply. All hiking/camping is at your own risk. Navajo Parks and Recreation is not responsible for injury, lost or stolen items. 

Navajo Nation Parks & Rec
(928) 871-6647

Navajo Parks & Recreation Bldg. Hwy 264, Postal Loop Road, Bldg 36-A Window Rock, AZ. 86515

Our Mission is to protect, preserve and manage tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for the perpetual enjoyment and benefit of the Navajo Nation – the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude.