Monument Valley

1.5 Hour Tour of Monument Valley's Jeep Loop Drive

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From $65.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Monument Valley draws nearly half a million visitors every year to its famous rock formations along the Utah and Arizona border. Hear the geologic history and ancient mythology behind these formations on a guided 1.5-hour tour of Valley Loop Drive, stopping at the Valley’s most famous landmarks and overlooks.
  • Hear the stories behind Monument Valley’s most famous attractions
  • Save your car from the infamously pitted roads and keep your eyes free to roam
  • Perfect for families of all ages or those with limited mobility
  • Opportunities for photos of the landmarks along the way

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
  • Local professional guide
  • Pet friendly
  • Face mask and hand sanitizer
  • Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park.
  • No Horse tours
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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    West of The View Hotel building, about 50 yards. Visible Sign reads: Navajo Tours Loading Area

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the View Hotel in Monument Valley Tribal Park 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. (entrance fee not included). Meet your guide and your group for a prompt departure down the 17-mile (25 kilometer) Valley Loop Drive on this Viator Exclusive tour.

Listen to guided commentary about Monument Valley en route to its most famous landmarks, including stops at the so-called “John Ford’s Point” where many of John Wayne’s classic western movies were filmed, the Totem Pole, Yei Bi Cheii, and North Window, which offers views of the West and East Mittens. Only on a guided tour will you hear the stories behind these attractions, save your car from the infamously pitted roads, and leave your eyes free to roam.

At the end of the drive, return to your departure point.

Dineh Bekeyah Tours

The 1.5 hour tour makes a first stop at the famous "John Ford's Point" where many of John Wayne's western cinematic movies were filmed and also the Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) featuring Mark Wahlberg. 

Admission Ticket Free

Monument Valley

1.5 Hour Tour of Monument Valley's Valley Loop Drive

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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).
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Adult pricing applies to all adult/senior travelers
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • COVID19 protocols exercised and in place
  • Departing from The View Hotel lobby near wooden benches. Have confirmation# ready.
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who tested positive, please contact us immediately for a cancelation
  • 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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Traveler Tips

If you are short on time, I would highly recommend this trip.
This was the perfect tour for those who want a more in-depth experience, but don't have an entire day to devote to this incredible place!
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Great tour!
Salvatore_T, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Larry was excellent. Not only did he give a clear, description of the natural formations of Monument Valley but he gave a wonderful history of the Navajo people and how they came to be in the valley. Highly recommend this tour.
Great tour and very well explained
It was a great trip for 1.5 hrs tour of monument valley on 3/16.Larry were very well explained, my family and I enjoyed the trip.
Our tour guide Jameson...
Nimesh_P, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Jameson was awesome . He provided detailed tour, shared his local history and sang a local traditional song
Excellent tour
Olivia_K, Nov 2022
Michael did a great job showing us around and explaining Monument Valley. He was very friendly. He made a nice recovery as he was initially going to take us around in an enclosed SUV instead of the open air tour (which was the trip we ordered) due to marginally cold weather conditions, but we were prepared with the right weather gear, and my wife insisted on the open carriage tour. Michael kindly complied.
Yuichi_S, Nov 2022
Very supportive tour guide. He taught us the good points and camera framework to take good pictures. Good photographer as well.
Amazing monuo
Rex_F, Nov 2022
We had elvis for our trip he was amazing his knowledge and friendly attitude was great please book him
1.5 hour tour
Gustavo_C, Oct 2022
Spending the time with my brothers and friend. Enjoying the beautiful formations. If your in a hurry, but still want to see most of the monuments then this is the tour to take. If you have the time then you should go on one of the longer tours.
Steven was excellent.!...
Kathleen_W, Oct 2022
Steven was excellent.! The craziness of the clocks reading different times, leaving from different areas in the parking lot left us stressed. Steven made us feel like guest's. He provided an informative background in the area and the culture. Couldn't have had a better guide.
Fantastic tour
Mary_W, Oct 2022
Wonderful tour in a beautiful area! They even let us bring our (well behaved) dog! I learned a lot and certainly will be back.
Interesting Tour
Robert_E, Oct 2022
The various monuments were unique. We had a friendly and informative Navajo tour driver who volunteered information about the history of the region, and it’s special meaning to the Navajo people.
Highlight of my trip
Stephen_R, Sep 2022
I can't describe how absolutely fantastic this trip was! The views were amazingly beautiful, our guide, Stephen, was very personable and knowledgeable. The tour far exceeded my expectations. 10 stars ✨ (5 is not adequate enough)
Fabrizio_T, Sep 2022
lovely places and very nice guide. a true Navajo, he guided us and explained everything. it was an experience that I will always remember.
Unfortunately we were...
Anna_H, Aug 2022
Unfortunately we were very disappointed as the guide's microphone wasn't working right from the beginning of the trip. This meant that we had no explanations at all of what we were seeing. This meant that the payment for the tour was worthless as we could have just driven round ourselves and read from a guidebook. I've done a tour of Monument Valley before and it was magical with all sorts of stories from an Indian guide. This time it was a complete disappointment. Shame....
Great visit of an amizing place
Pierre_L, Aug 2022
The view points are amizing Great comments from our guide who made the visite very interesting I strongly recommend to take a guide and not do the visit on your own ( your car will say thank you and you will enjoy much more the sights)
Loop Tour not worth your money
Ferrie_R, Aug 2022
The format of the short 1.5 hour tour is enough to get through the highlights. I would however not recommend to book it via this tour operator - MV Dineh Bekeyah Tours. The cars that all operators use fit 4 persons per row with everybody having a seatbelt. This operator insisted on putting 15 persons on one car so 5 persons per row. The operator also didn't leave us any choice as he added 2 persons after the tour had already started. This had as a result that couples families and groups did not sit together on the same row to enjoy it together. What is more important - it's against the rules and not safe. I checked during the tour and none of the other operators had more than 4 persons per row. Another point to note is that the guide did not give any information about the history, geology, evolution etc. of the monument valley. How did the rock formations come to be what is particular about their current state etc. Information was purely limited to the meaning of the monument valley to the native American tribes - something not indicated before I booked the tour. All-in all it would have been better to just drive the loop by your own car and save the fees. Come to think of it - this is what I would recommend that anyone with their own transport do.
Love the Scenery but not much info!
Phyllis_P, Aug 2022
At the beginning of our tour the driver said the speaker didn’t work. At that point he started our tour but did not give us any stories or information at each stop where we could see that other drivers were. I told him that I was disappointed that we didn’t have much information. So he started to say more to us. If he would take th time to fix the speakers before the trip starts it would do a lot more for our experience. Also, he could get better tips ($$).
Perfect short tour if your short on time!
ViatorcoBigIsland, Aug 2022
Perfect short tour of some of the best sights of the beautiful rock formations of Monument Valley! Opportunities to take good pictures too!
Beautiful place. We loved...
Ann_S, Jul 2022
Beautiful place. We loved it! Would highly recommend. Wish we would have spent the night there. We will be back
The guide was fantastic...
Kim_T, Jul 2022
The guide was fantastic providing information from a historical, cultural and personal perspective. We were lucky enough to only have our family of three in our tour group. Our guide and the tour were great. Once in a lifetime experience!!!
Take a tour
David_H, Jun 2022
the tour is so much more rewarding then viewing from a hotel or highway. The Navajo history given during the tour was very interesting as were the stories about the film history in Monument Valley.