As I was mentioning in my previous question, we're staying at The View hotel when we visit the park in mid-May. What can we do at Monument Valley with a 3.5 year old if we don't do the 2 hour tour by car since our kid will have been in the car for so long. Are there any 'easy' walks in the park that she could participate in? Some exploring by foot so she can run around and exert some energy? Or are the only activities those that involve sitting and enjoying the view, vigorous hikes or drives?
Any tips on what to ask for when booking a room at the hotel? Or any 'lessons learned' from folks who have stayed there? Things you'd ask for if you were staying there again? They promote Valley View and Star View rooms? Thoughts? Thanks!
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it might me a crazy plan thats why i really need someone advise on this.
I plan to drive from National Park to Monument Valley just to see the scenery there and plan to stay there maybe for 3-4 hours and want to continue driving from MV to Page,AZ to catch the sunset there, some say the best view for sunset is in WahWeap. Early in the morning try to catch the view at horseshoe bend and join the half day raft until 12pm before driving back to LV.
can some one advise me on this?
Hi, in september , we are embarking on route 66, driving in opposite direction, LA to Chicago. We aim to make a few detours, one being monument valley and arches park in Moab. Can anyone help with my dilemma of best route round, with best roads, shortest driving time and trying not to go back on ourselves too much? Time is not an issue and if we have to go up through Vegas as an alternative that would be ok. We would be stopping overnight in Moab. Thanks for your suggestions.
we will be heading from Monument Valley back to las vegas, what is the recommended route, we will have already been to north & south rim, need to stay overnight half way, where is a good place to stay and what else shouldn't we miss?
In March 2013 I will be travelling from Grand Junction CO to Moab to Monument Valley to Page AZ and then back the same way to Grand Junction. I will be taking a tour in Monument Valley.
Is an economy car (vs. SUV) OK for the area and time of year?
I am trying to find out the email address of the shop center at the Park entrance. I need the email address of the man that runs the last shop on the west end. I was talking to him about the Atomic sick workers and have information for him. He gave me Monument Valley Gift Shop @ yahoo.com.
Mike Warren form Tennessee
Has anyone stayed in a hogan with Roy Black's group (jeep and horse tours at Monument Valley)?
Can you see the famous sites from the main road without driving the 17 mile loop? Trip in July to tour the entire nat'l park scene in utah, grand canyon, and mesa verde so want to see what we can in the best possible way without wasting too much time...we are renting convertibles and were just gonna do the hwy 163 to hwy 160 going to 4 corners and mesa verde....will we see monument valley this way or is the only way to see the sites by doing the loop....
My husband and I are doing a morning tour at Monument Valley then we have until the following evening to return to Las Vegas any ideas for where to visit on route back and also where to stay for the night?
were travelling around arizona in june ,but would like to know how long it takes to drive to grand canyon south rim from monument valley view hotel.are journey starts at flagstaff, then to monument valley then grand canyon south, then grand canyon ranch, then onto vegas which should take us about 3 days..would a convertible mustang be sensible for the trip and what car would anybody reccommend for this trip.
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Hi, I will be visiting Monument Valley in June 2012 and since I'm a big stargazing fan I would like to know if you can see a great star scenery at night there and if anyone knows any tour company that organizes stargazing tours.
Thanks in Advance!
Hi, Does anyone know if there are any tour companies that offer ATV guided tours?
I posted this over at the Bryce forum too, but I'd really appreciate anyone giving me suggestions on what route to take from Bryce to Monument Valley. I have the day to make the trip, and don't need to take the fastest route -- I want to see stuff along the way, so I want the most interesting and beautiful route. Thanks!
our family of six will be travelling to the states for the first time from Australia in early december.We will fly into Las vegas and spend a few nights. then we want to travel by car to see grand canyon,bryce canyon, Zion and monument valley,death valley etc.At this stage I am confused on the best way to do it -- will the weather be an issue? also dont know how long we should spend in each place etc-- we have about a week and then we want to drive towards yosemite np and onto san fran. i would appreciate any ideas.thanks
Can anyone tell me please if there are regular gas or petrol stations along the way from Farmington Airport to Monument Valley on the border of Arizona and Utah.
I would like to know if the road to John ford Point is accessible by a rental car ( not a 4x4 ). I am aware from reading online that for a round trip tour of monument valley the tour jeeps are recommended. I ahve around 3 hours to spare here before we move onto Grand canyon and would like to use our car instead of renting.. Please advise. We are visiting end of the month..
Any more tips are most welcome.
Several of us will be touring GC, MV, Bryce, Zion.....on motorcycles in mid to late April 2011. I know that weather is unpredictable, but what general conditions,(ie: temperature) can we expect
Is it possible to do a round trip from Grand Canyon to Monument Valley then to Bryce Canyon. How long would it take?
I'm planning to visit Monument Valley as a part of my driving trip this April (Las Vegas-Zion-Bryce-Page-Monument Valley-Page-Las Vegas).I have two questions:
How early and late is the scenic drive open? The official website of the Valley says that Visitor's center is open 7am to 7pm, and the Scenic drive is open from 9am to 4:30pm. Would I be able to access the Scenic drive from 4:30pm to 7pm? If I pay my entrance fee before 4:30pm, would I be able to stay in the Valley til 7pm?
My second question is how is the road from Page to Monument Valley. Would it be ok to drive it after dark?(I'm ok driving at night, but I would rather not do it on the mountainous road. I'm thinking about going to Page after the Valley "closes", as it seems there is really not much to do in the area in the evening.
Will be bringing a motorcoach tour of seniors to MV in May. For the best scenery should we go to the visitor center from the north, Mexican Hat, or from the south through Kayenta. We will be coming from Farmington NM. Thanks
A question for the avid scenic photographers! My family has made reservations at the View Hotel in Monument Valley for next week. I have been looking at all the guided tours and now need to make a choice, however I need a little help. Since we'll be arriving around 10am and staying only one night, we'll have to select an afternoon 1/2 day jeep tour. WHICH IS BETTER? The regular Monument Valley 1/2 day tour or the Mystery Valley 1/2 day tour? They give you a choice for around80 but as a photographer interested in rock formations and sand dunes etc not ruins or weaving etc, which valley should I select? I don't need to spend a lot of time 'setting up' for my photos, just a quick minute to adjust for settings etc (no tripod). Thanks!
I've been looking over the MV website and see that there are quite a few tour companies offering guided tours (1/2 day is what we want) through the valley. We prefer a vehicle tour over the horseback and hiking tours. Can anyone recommend one company over the other? We'll be driving in from the Grand Canyon and arriving around noon (in april), and we'll be staying at the new View Hotel. We'd like to take either a later afternoon tour or a early morning tour, and want to include the interesting sites such as the Ear of the Wind (?) and other arches etc. We're looking for the "Best Value" tours for 2 adults 1 18yr old?
How long does is take to drive the 17 mile loop in Monument Valley? Does anyone know the cost of the Jeep tours and how long they take? If a person has two hours to spend there, would they be able to see much?
We will be driving from Grand Canyon to Mesa Verde one day in mid June. We were thinking of stopping at Monument Valley. How long does it take to drive from Highway 160 (south of Kayenta)to the visitor's center at Monument Valley? Can you see much from there? We probably won't have time to take the jeep tour. I don't know if our rental van would do well on the dirt roads or not? To get to Mesa Verde from Monument Valley, we would need to go back south to Kayenta and go east on 160 correct?
What is the best route to take a motorcycle trip to the Valley, GC, etc.? I am going end of April. I have 4 days to ride. Starting and ending in Phoenix.
Thanks for your quick answers, that's very helpful. It seems that I will be able to fit in Monument Valley! I've one more question: going from Monument Valley to Bryce, do I pass by Page/Lake Powell, or is it better to take a different route? Thanks again for your advice!
Hi, me and my friend will do a roadtrip from 20 september - 5 october. Our plan is to drive from Los Angeles - Grand Canyon (South Rim) - Bryce Canyon - Zion - Las Vegas - Death Valley - Seqouia/Kings Canyon - Yosemite (?) - San Francisco - LA. We would really like to visit Monument Valley, but have doubts if it is feasible.
Can anyone tell me wat the travel time + distance is from Grand Canyon (South Rim-Tusayan) to Monument Valley? And from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon? Would it be best to plan an overnight stop in Page? And...if I have to choose between Monument Valley or Antelope Canyon/Lake Tahoe, which one is more interesting? Thanks for your help!
i am planning a vacation in and around monument valley.i would like to know the latest possible month(s) to travel in that area,to avoid seasonal bad weather(if any)
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