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Monument Valley Jeep Tour with Navajo Guides
Navajo guides who share their intimate knowledge of the area accompany all Monument Valley Grand Canyon tours. See Monument Valley’s famous sandstone buttes and arches, which can be seen in so many Hollywood western movies.
Enjoy A Monument Valley Tour with Caravan
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Backcountry Access with Navajo Guides
Access to Utah’s backcountry, which is part of the Navajo Indian Nation, is restricted. All visitors to the area must be accompanied by an official Navajo travel guide.
Private access to the back roads on this Monument Valley tour not only provides employment for Navajo guides but also protects ancient historical Monument Valley petroglyphs.
The Petroglyphs are ancient rock carvings located throughout the Scenic Valley Road that preserve the history of Navajo ancestors.
What Makes Monument Valley So Unique?
Monument Valley (which means “Valley of the Rocks” in Navajo) is part of the Colorado Plateau and contained entirely within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park reservation.
With its isolated red mesas, sandstone spires, and amazing buttes that rise as much as 1,000 feet above the surrounding desert floor, Monument Valley has come to define a lasting image of the great American West.
As a guest with Caravan’s Grand Canyon tours, you’ll also get to experience John Wayne country when you visit Ford Point.
Ford Point is the location of many famous movie backdrops used in Hollywood western film classics like “The Searchers,” “Stagecoach,” and “Once Upon a Time in the West.”
Monument Valley Tour Highlights
Caravan’s Monument Valley tour is not actually conducted in a valley, but rather across a wide, flat, and most desolate landscape, interrupted by magnificent crumbling formations.
In fact, Monument Valley’s unique formations are the last remnants of sandstone layers that once covered the entire region.
The beautiful layers of sandstone, siltstone, and shale in Monument Valley were deposited here hundreds of millions of years ago. They were then buried for millions more before being uplifted and folded like the rest of the Colorado Plateau.
Over time, wind and rain erosion of the soft red shale left vertically disjointed sandstone producing the many buttes and pinnacles visible today.
Monument Valley Formations
Monument Valley National Park sits atop the crest of a wide anticline called the Monument Up-Warp. Many of the natural landscape formations throughout this “Painted Desert” have distinctive names including:
- Three Sisters
- The Cathedral Cave
- West and East Mitten
- Camel Butte
- Bear and Rabbit
- The Thumb
- Totem Pole
Where is Monument Valley?
Monument Valley straddles the border of northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah on the Colorado Plateau. Therefore, you will hear this Navajo Nation Tribal Park referred to as both “Monument Valley Arizona” and “Monument Valley Utah.”
The location of this Monument Valley tour is a perfect fit for inclusion on Caravan’s Grand Canyon adventure travel tour, which also includes:
- A Grand Canyon Tour
- A Lake Powell Boat Cruise
- Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park
- Tour of Zion National Park
Book Your Grand Canyon Monument Valley Tour Now!
Caravan’s 3-loop tour of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park operates between the beginning of April and the end of October. Our Grand Canyon Monument Valley tour is conducted during the day to provide plenty of amazing photo opportunities.
Caravan Tours has designed all our affordable tours to be suitable for travelers of all ages over age 5. Families, seniors, and groups are welcome.
Your fully guided Caravan Grand Canyon tour price includes all ground transportation and airport transfers, plus all tour itinerary accommodations, meals, activities, and activity fees.
Contact Caravan Tours
Book your Grand Canyon tour now to reserve your spot.
Call Caravan toll-free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) for more Grand Canyon tour information.
Read our Caravan Grand Canyon tour Reviews to learn more about our Monument Valley tour.
Check out our helpful travel tips on our Grand Canyon Travel Tips page.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
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You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
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In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
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