Monument Valley

Monument Valley Extended Backcountry Tour

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From $90.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the natural wonders of Monument Valley on a tour led by a Navajo guide, who shows you the top sites such as Big Hogan and John Ford's Point as well as additional places not covered in shorter tours. As you travel 28 miles (45 km) through the tribal park, you'll learn a bit about Navajo culture and legends, see where movies have been filmed, and visit a traditional hogan (dwelling) to watch a rug-weaving demonstration.
  • Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with a guide
  • Enjoy photo ops of the mesas, buttes, arches, and other red rock formations
  • Gain insight into tribal culture from a Navajo guide
  • A guided tour is the only way to fully access the tribal park

What's Included

  • Certified Navajo Guide
  • Pick-up & Drop-off at the View Hotel(Outside in front down the stairs)
  • Pick-up & Drop-off from KOA campground (MUST CALL FOR DEPARTURE TIME)
  • Pick-up from KOA is for KOA customers only
  • Tribal Park Admission Fee- $8 per person (can use check or credit card)

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • GROUP TOURS ONLY. Private tours can be arranged.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Daylight savings time is observed.
  • Groups must dress appropriate to weather conditions.
  • Group Tours may be CANCELLED due to untolerable weather conditions. Rescheduling tours and full refunds will be offered.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers over 5 months
  • 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.

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221 reviews
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We had a great time with...
Denise_G, Mar 2023
We had a great time with our guide Frank. We got some great photos that our family will forever treasure!
Not just a sightseeing tour!
Jeffrey_D, Oct 2022
Learning about the landmarks as well as the Navajo lifestyle and culture. See an authentic dwelling, and learn about rug weaving from a Navajo clan member.
Carol, our guide was very good with tremendous knowledge that she shared to make tour a lifetime memory.
FredG_Y, Jul 2022
The guide Carol sharing her lifetime history growing up in the area and Navajo Indian history. Very interesting.
Outstanding extended back country trip!
Soma_M, Jun 2022
Had a wonderful trip with Sandrea yesterday morning. She shared a lot of great information about the area and Navajo culture and also stopped at a few “hidden gems” along the way. It was a fantastic way to see Monument Valley!
dgrg2001, May 2022
The trip was magical. Larry team was amazing. Loved the Navajo creation story. Loved the wedding song that he sang and the picture under the eagle.
Ken_F, Apr 2022
Our guide his name is Larry team and he was a native Navajo Indian he explained things in detail about the novel Indians and the Monument history
The Guide Sandrea was...
Joyce_B, Apr 2022
The Guide Sandrea was outstanding! She gave us the history of the land, the Navajo people, each feature at Monument Valley and shared her personal story.
Bumpy Ride to Eternity
Margaret_R, Apr 2022
It was my husband’s birthday, he’d always wanted to see Monument Valley, so I surprised him with this trip. The back country tour was excellent, many up close and personal visits with the rocks. Our guide, Larry Team, had many stories to entertain us along the way. He was patient and friendly, we enjoyed his company. I won’t tell you the best experience we had, it’ll be a surprise for you when you go. “Hogan Arch” It was wonderful and well worth the bumpy ride. Hubs had a blast and proclaimed it best birthday ever.
Awesome Monument Valley experience.
Timothy_C, Mar 2022
Our tour guide, Larry Team, really made the trip worthwhile. His knowledge of the Navajo nation and the Monument Valley area brought the experience to life. He told fantastic stories about all the rock formations, as well as interesting stories of his family history. You must book a tour to really appreciate the beauty and history of the valley. If you drive the route yourself, you'll miss out on so much information - it will not be the same. If you get Larry Team as your guide, you'll have a wonderful experience.
Backcountry tour with Larry is a must!
Kinga_N, Mar 2022
This was a great tour. What made it great was the Navajo guide, Larry Team. Very informative, full of heart as he talked about his culture. Spent extra time with our group, took pictures for us, answered all questions. He was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended!
Our guide Larry Team was...
Patrice_B, Mar 2022
Our guide Larry Team was excellent. Knowledgeable and very customer oriented I would recommend him and this tour to anyone.
Our guide is just ok. ...
Jennifer_R, Dec 2021
Our guide is just ok. She barely left the van at each stop. The van itself was fine, but it did not come with a foot stool which would have been helpful. The sights covered were amazing.
Our guide Larry Team was...
Alvin_H, Oct 2021
Our guide Larry Team was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable of the area and shared Navajo heritage which was very interesting. Gave great meaning to the area and added the topping to the trip.
Phantastic experience
Klaus_G, Oct 2021
Our guide Larry was phantastic. Not only was he knowledgeable of all the sights and places, he also told us a lot about Navajo customs and the origins of the Navajo nation.
It was okay
Mark_S, Oct 2021
Navajo landscape Being able to see the Navajo lands and learn their history. The weather was bad for my trip and a guide was not well prepared. The riding was very rough w/o seatbelt. It should had a pre-depature safety check and it must be a regiment.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Sorry you felt unsafe during our tour. We do our best to keep our passengers safe at all times. We do have have safety belts snd we would like to know the name of your guide. It is our priority to make sure they are certified and trained in safety and first aid. Please contact us at 928-814-7114
An all-around enriching experience
Kyle_T, Oct 2021
Our tour through the back country of Monument Valley was phenomenal. The rock formations are undeniably magnificent, but the cultural history of the Navajo people is what really brings the landscape to life. Our tour guide, Larry Team, was knowledgeable, insightful, and genuine. He beautifully wove together the geological history, the cultural history, and perhaps the most enriching - his personal experiences and narrative as a Navajo. It is because of Larry that the tour was not just great, but outstanding.
Our guide Larry was...
Kim_O, Sep 2021
Our guide Larry was fantastic great stories and beautiful scenery I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone we absolutely loved it
Just Do This
Clint_P, Mar 2020
The back country part was the best. Our guide was great. Having someone add to what we were seeing made it great.
steve_s, Feb 2020
If your guide is have hit the jackpot! Gave a great tour and was fun to be with for the afternoon. Very knowledgeable and explained the areas and sights.
Back Country Tour
shogwah7, Feb 2020
Margery was very insightful and able to fulfill our excitement about seeing Monument Valley and learning Navajo history. She did not rush us and assisted with photographs.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are so glad Marjorie did a good job! We are very grateful for your review.