According to the “Safer-at-Home” order issued August 12, 2021, the Navajo Nation is returning to “Orange Phase”; thereby Navajo Parks and Recreation will continue to follow all safety protocols. All Navajo Tribal Parks are following all NDOH and CDC Guidelines; therefore Navajo Nation mandates Wearing Masks in Public.
***MASKS ARE MANDATORY ON THE NAVAJO NATION INDOOR/OUTDOOR.***
Wear your Mask! Masks are required in all Navajo Tribal Park areas per Navajo Nation mandate.
Park Entry Fee: $20 per vehicle up to 4 people ($6 each additional) up to overlook only. (Valley drive requires Guided Tour/SUV) We do not accept National Park Passes. Price to change in 2022.
17-mile loop is open, please visit the Visitor Center for Waiver. See Guided Tours listing for reservations.
Hours of Operation
April 1 – September 30 (Peak Season): 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days a week
October 1 – March 30 (Off Season): 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 7 days a week
All Parks are CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25), NN Family Day (Nov. 26), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).
*Navajo Nation honors Daylight Savings Time, DST
ABOUT MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK
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 lost or stolen items.
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.