Accessible only on Navajo-led tours, Mystery Valley is less frequented than its counterpart of Monument Valley, but offers just as many rock formations and desert vistas. Discover the mysteries behind ancient Anasazi dwellings, petroglyphs, and all manner of buttes and arches on this 3.5-hour tour, fully narrated by your guide.
3.5-hour tour of Mystery Valley
See less-frequented attractions, like Honeymoon Arch
Visit ancient Anasazi dwellings with petroglyphs
Hear the stories behind a Navajo spiritual site on a fully narrated tour
Hike to scenic overlooks of the desert below
Accessible only on guided tours
Entrance fee to Monument Valley Tribal Park Visitor Center.
Meeting And Pickup
XVJP+PW Oljato-Monument Valley
XVJP+PWV Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ, USA
West of The View Hotel building, about 50 yards. Visible sign: Navajo Tours Loading Area
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Make your way to the lobby of the View Hotel in Monument Valley Tribal Park prior to your selected morning or afternoon tour time (entrance not included). Meet your Navajo guide and set off on a 3.5-hour tour of Mystery Valley, a quiet section of Monument Valley only accessible through guided tours.
Visit the most famous landmarks in the valley, including Honeymoon Arch and ancient dwellings of the Anasazi people, while hearing the geologic history and mythology behind each site. Learn how ancient and modern people alike live in the area while hiking under arches, past buttes, and along the edges of desert vista points.
Please note that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.
Your tour ends with drop-off at the View Hotel.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
You will meet your guide at this location after you purchase your Entry Fee. We meet inside The View Hotel lobby.
1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
GROUP TOUR ONLY. NON-PRIVATE TOURS. All tours depart from The View Hotel VIsitor's Lobby.
Service animals allowed
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).
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Elizabeth_E, Oct 2022
Must do if you're looking for something off the beaten track. We were the only ones on the tour as most people stayed in the main Monument Valley Park, but this was brilliant.
Our guide Elvis is Navajo and lives in Mystery Valley. The rock formations are very different in this area and we had a great time exploring them with our guide, including rock bridges and arches. It was a fantastic afternoon and one of the best things we did all holiday.
Eugene_S, Apr 2019
John was a informative guide, giving lots of information on Native culture. Tour was worth the money.
Excellent view into the valley that...
Maria B, Sep 2017
Excellent view into the valley that cannot be seen by usual route.
Our guide was absolutely terrific...
Doreen M, Aug 2017
Our guide was absolutely terrific, he shared so much knowledge that we have told our friends when they go in a few months this is a must do! Hopefully they won't be rained on like we were, but our guide had ponchos ready and the experience was one our whole family will remember.
Very enjoyable tour! Would highly...
Cindyk_A, Mar 2017
Very enjoyable tour! Would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get up close and personal with nature and the spirits of the past. The serenade you gave with the flute was very special. Will never forget it! Thank you, Harry!