Monument Valley

3.0 Hours of Monument Valley's Sunrise or Sunset Jeep Tour

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From $85.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the sites of Lower Monument Valley that even tour guides can’t get enough of on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset excursion. Guides custom create itineraries that feature their favorite points in the valley in addition to must-see formations, transporting you in an all-terrain vehicle to sites far off the beaten path.
  • Tour custom created by guides to showcase their favorite parts of Lower Monument Valley
  • Hear stories and legends from guides with extensive knowledge about the area
  • Visit must-see landmarks like John Ford’s Point in addition to your guide’s selected features
  • Private transportation in all-terrain vehicle included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle/ enclosed air-condition SUV
  • Face mask and hand sanitizers
  • Local taxes
  • Pet friendly
  • NO Entrance fees to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Visit for fee details.
  • Gratuities
  • NO Horse Tours

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Meet your guide in the lobby of the View Hotel 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time for a sunrise or sunset tour. Climb aboard a comfortable all-terrain vehicle that can access parts of Lower Monument Valley inaccessible by other cars for a 3-hour tour featuring your guide’s favorite attractions. 

Although each guide has a unique itinerary customized to highlight their favorite parts of Monument Valley, you will likely pass popular rock formations such as John Ford’s Point, the Big Hogan, Ear of the Wind, and Tei Bi Cheii Monuments. Only at sunrise and sunset can you see the valley light up in vibrant hues ideal for photos and sightseeing. 

Throughout the tour, your guide will share the history and legends behind each monument and let you know why it made the cut for this trip.

Conclude your tour at the View Hotel.

Dineh Bekeyah Tours

This tour is a custom tour and are not necessarily in the order below. Each guide has their own itinerary and have a specific place and time to be throughout the tour.  The 3 hour tour makes a stop at the famous John Ford’s Point where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were film, and also the Transformers: Age of Extinction featuring Mark Wahlberg. Next, your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the arches.  At “Sun’s Eye Arch” you will be standing at a specific degree to look up into the rock arch and see why it is named Sun’s Eye. At the same location you will also see Petroglyphs and hear your guide’s stories. You will also travel to the “Big Hogan.” The Big Hogan is a great place to take family pictures and lie against the rocks and feel its warmth. Your guide will provide stories and suggest great photo shots. In the Backcountry is the “Ear of the Wind.” This is the largest arch in the park, and your guide will escort you to a photogenic spot where you can take photographs. You will be guided to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii Monuments where you will be able to take photographs and hear the cultural stories behind each monument. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, then get ready for a scenic drive to Monument Valley in a comfortable all-terrain vehicle— allowing for exclusive access to parts of the park that are inaccessible to smaller cars. The area, located on a Navajo Reservation and considered a sacred healing region by Native American tribes, is tough to navigate on your own. But your guide will walk you through the history of the Navajo tribal park and the background of each stunning natural formation. With your choice of a sunrise or sunset tour, you’re bound for incredible, camera-ready views during the sun-kissed time of day known by photographers as the “Golden Hour.” The itineraries are fully customizable, so you’ll have your pick of some incredible spots, including iconic rock formations like John Ford’s Point, which served as film backdrop in many John Wayne Westerns. One of the most photographed formations is the Yei Bi Chei monuments, which resemble a line of tribal dancers. You’ll also get an opportunity to take pictures of the Big Hogan, a sandstone cave chamber, and Ear of the Wind, a mesmerizing, crimson-hued arch. At the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mittens and Butte at different angles. Your tour guide will then slowly and safely transport you back to your departure point.

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

John Ford Point

John Ford’s Point, where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were film. Also the Transformers; Age of Extinction featuring Mark Wahlberg. Next, your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the arches. 

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We do observe Daylight Savings time. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • Departing from The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby near wooden benches. Please have confirmation# ready.
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Service animals allowed
  • COVID19 protocols exercised and in place.
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • Please call Charlene Johnson (owner) 24 hrs. to reassure tour attendance and meeting location @ (928)409-0088
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who tested positive for COVID19, please advise us immediately for a cancellation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The tour ends one hour before sunset, it definitely can't be considered a sunset tour.
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Wonderful Expetience!
Randall_M, Mar 2023
Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area, knew all the best places, and made our experience both meaningful and far more interesting than I expected. I knew the landscape would be beautiful, and it was, but our guide’s willingness to answer our questions and offer so much of the culture of the valley made our trip exceptional. Highly recommend.
Monument Valley
Christopher_A, Mar 2023
Excellent tour with a fantastic guide. Our guide, John was knowledgeable, entertaining and at times very funny. His flute playing at the eagle eye spot was incredible. Only knock is the directions given by the tour company to locate the meeting point. Took a little while to locate and 3 employees at the View Hotel had no idea where the meetup point was.
Magnificent experience
kimberly_s, Mar 2023
Jameson our guide was amazing! So informative, patient and kind. We learned so much about the culture while enjoying the magnificent surroundings.
pick THIS tour!!!
Caroline_S, Dec 2022
WOW. Words cannot describe how incredible this tour was. Seeing Monument Valley has been my dad's dream for years. He was excited, this well exceeded all expectations he had. Our tour guide Lee was fantastic, he knew all the best spots for the best photos and timed moving from location to location with the sunrise seamlessly. We never felt rushed. Lee helped my dad with settings on his Nikon camera to get the best photos, and also helped my mom and I with unique photos, views and photo settings with our phone cameras. 10/10 would recommend this tour!! Also, since I was confused: here is my recommendation for timing. When booking, there were multiple options (6, 6:30, 7) with sunrise at about 7:20 AM the day we went. We chose 6 AM, and we got the beautiful pre-sunrise glow in pictures. I would recommend booking at least 1 hour before sunrise to help get you in position for those once in a lifetime photos.
Fantastic Morning.
David_G, Nov 2022
This was a terrific tour. Harry was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. His assistance with getting the best photos of this fantastic landscape was greatly appreciated by us.We would highly recommend this tour.
Mother Natures Great!
Jin_C, Nov 2022
We learned our hidden history for the cultural inheritance of the Navajo Indians. It is magnificent and amazing scenery!
Definitely worth it!
Yunji_S, Nov 2022
My family and I joined the 6:00 AM sunrise tour in mid-November and it was a wonderful experience! Harry was a friendly guide who knew to bring us around the site efficiently and made sure we don’t miss any spots with proper light/sun location. He also knew many spots for unique photos, which added so much more to this tour. It was pretty cold when it was still dark, so proper outfit will be crucial. We rode SUV instead of an open jeep, which we appreciated since we could stay warm between stops.
Don’t miss out on a life changing sunrise!
Kate_R, Nov 2022
Without a doubt I would recommend going on the 6 am sunrise tour. Getting to see the light creep back into the valley is a magical and spiritual experience. Our tour guide Harry nez took us to many sites you would never see without going on this tour. He was warm, friendly and easy to talk to. He has a professional eye for taking pictures and is happy to take some of you. Jump at the chance to get to know this beautiful land more intimately.
Dimitrije_M, Nov 2022
Amazing experience, our tour guide Harry was more then helpful, he is very knowledgeable and great photographer. He was racing with sun to give us best experience possible and breathtaking photos!
A Blessing We'll Never Forget
Sharon_J, Nov 2022
Our guide was so personable and informative. The tour was a memorable part of our trip west. The valley is spectacular. It was a real blessing to be able to see the sights and hear the fascinating history of the area and the wonderful people who've lived there.
Great valley tour with Lee
Stewart_S, Nov 2022
Our guide Lee made it perfect with the extra photo expertise he has. Went through whole valley where no one else gets to go, highly recommend.
Great Tour Guide - Lee
Melissa_S, Nov 2022
The tour started late due to them not knowing the number of guests. However, the tour guide Lee more than made up for it. He was knowledgeable and so helpful to ensure we all got the BEST photos.
Dineh Bekeyah and Charlene were wonderful and I highly recommend them
sam_j, Oct 2022
Sunrise tour was spectacular. Charlene gave good commentary throughout the trip. Thanks, Dineh Bekeyah!
Absolutely awesome!!
james_f, Oct 2022
The tour allowed us to go to the arches and are guide gave us both English and Navajo terminology. Interesting stories and Navajo culture. Our guide helped frame some pictures.
Weather cancel
Nora_N, Oct 2022
Due to weather we cancelled our tour but we were still charged 50%. Our guide was supposed to meet us inside the hotel but was outside in the parking lot
Your guide was good and...
Anuradha_M, Oct 2022
Your guide was good and explained the history well . The downside was we did not know where the pickup was . The brochure said back of the hotel but it was the front !! We had trouble locating the pick up .
Wonderful Experience!
Richard_O, Oct 2022
I appreciated the guide’s explanation of geology and native customs. He also placed us in the ideal positions for sunset photography.
Fall trip 2022.
Peter_P, Oct 2022
Herb did a great job. Would recommend him and would want to go with him again. Beautiful day for sunrise.
Lovely tour, stunning scenery
Beth_E, Sep 2022
Very good tour of Monument Valley, away from 17 mile drive. The guide was very knowledgeable and had great suggestions for photos.
Must do experience
Mozhgan_A, Sep 2022
It was a must have experience. We get to see places that are inaccessible to public and hear stories about the natives life. Gorgeous views especially during golden hours.