Allison Yamamoto-Sparks

Hiking and history in Arizona and Utah.

September 11, 2012

The Navajo and their Ancestral Puebloan progenitors have occupied this vast, red-rocked valley in northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah for centuries. Here, it’s all about taking in the mesas, buttes, and canyons. For the best views, strike out on a walking or Jeep tour and then rest your head at a hotel where the view is the thing.

Goulding's Lodge

Stagecoach Restaurant

Soak up expansive views of the valley and dine on hearty southwestern fare while atop a red-rock promontory inside historic Goulding’s Lodge. In the dining room, check out the knickknacks related to old western movies that were shot in the area.

Monument Valley Tribal Park Visitor Center

Browse for Navajo textiles and crafts.

Sacred Monument Tours

Book a hiking, Jeep, or photography tour of the region.

View Hotel

Opened by the Navajo tribe in 2008 adjacent to the Monument Valley Tribal Park Visitor Center, the View Hotel has contemporary southwestern-style rooms with balconies and panoramic vistas.

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