Tours

THE BEST MONUMENT VALLEY
TOUR IN ARIZONA & UTAH

Goulding’s Tours offers a variety of tours of Monument Valley Tribal Park. You will enjoy fascinating geological and historical information pertaining to this amazing area also known as the “Land of Long Shadows”.

Our tour vehicles are modern, clean, and well-maintained for your safety and comfort. The open-air vehicles in our fleet come equipped with large transparent flaps that can be quickly deployed should the weather take a turn for the worse.

All of our guides are local Navajos that grew up in and around the Monument Valley area. During the tours, they will share interesting facts about the valley and its areas of interest. They are proud of their heritage, and are more than happy to share stories about their culture and history, so don’t hesitate to ask!

During your tour, you will have the opportunity to stop and gaze at the panorama where John Ford, John Wayne, and countless other historical figures of the Southwest have left their footprints. Don’t forget your camera!

Goulding’s Tours offers a variety of tour options to fit your schedule:

Wake up to the morning majesty of Monument Valley. Start in front of the world famous Mitten rock formations and make your way through the valley as the sun casts its light upon the mesas and buttes. Tour will cover viewpoints along the 17-mile loop road.

Approximate duration of tour is 2.5 hours.

Cost Per Person: $72.00 For All Ages
Departure Time: 50 minutes before sunrise (Times Vary) Available May – Sept 30th

End your day by watching nature’s slideshow of ever-changing light and the different moments it creates.
This 2.5 hour tour winds its way around the 17 mile loop road as the light dances among the monuments.
Finish in front of the Mittens for the sunlight’s final production.

Cost Per Person: $62.00 For All Ages
Departure Time: 50 minutes before sunrise (Times Vary) Available April – Sept 30th

This tour covers the 17-mile loop of Monument Valley. You will view many of the famous monuments on this tour; in particular you will make stops at The East and West Mittens viewpoint, John Ford’s Point & Three Sisters viewpoint, the Totem Pole viewpoint, Artist’s Point, and the North Window viewpoints. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit our on-property authentic Navajo Hogan and view a rug-weaving demonstration by a Navajo woman.

Approximate duration of tour is 2.5 hours.

Cost Per Person: $62.00 for adults, $45.00 for children 7 and under.
Departure Time: 1:30pm available April – September

Not sure what to bring with you on tour?

This Tour covers the basic 17-mile loop of Monument Valley and visits some restricted back-country stops. You will view many of the famous monuments on this tour; in particular you will make stops at The East and West Mittens viewpoint, John Ford’s Point & Three Sisters viewpoint, the Totem Pole viewpoint, Artist’s Point, and the North Window viewpoints. In the back-country you will make stops at The Sun’s Eye & Ear of the Wind; this area of the Navajo Tribal Park includes hidden treasures, such as natural arches, and provides different viewpoints than the 17-mile loop road. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit an authentic Navajo Hogan at a local residence where you will view a rug-weaving demonstration by a member of the local Navajo family.

Approximate duration of tour is 3-1/2 hrs.

Cost Per Person: $75.00 for adults, $50.00 for children 7 and under.
Departure Time: 8:00am & 4:00pm

Not sure what to bring with you on tour?

This eight-hour tour covers all the above-mentioned areas and also visits scenic Mystery Valley. Mystery Valley is an area full of Anasazi Ruins and rock art, otherwise not seen from the main highway. You will explore Mystery Valley in the morning, followed by a barbecued lunch cooked by your tour guide. You will then continue on into Hidden Valley, covering the same 3.5 hour tour, visiting the Hogan and all the well-known formations.

Approximate duration of tour is 8 hours.

Cost Per Person: $140.00 for adults, $95.00 for children 7 and under
Departure Time: 9:00am

If you are fortunate enough to be in the area during the full moon, Goulding’s Lodge & Tours in Monument Valley offers a unique expedition enabling you to experience the beauty and wonder of Monument Valley highlighted by the light of the moon.  Approximate duration of tour is 2.5 hours.

Cost Per Person: $72.00 For All Ages

  • Water is provided.
  • Full Moon Tour dates and times are subject to availability.
  • Clothing: Bring extra layers during cold weather.
  • Please contact us for more information.

WHAT TO BRING

Please keep in mind that all tours will take you to some very beautiful yet secluded locations.
It is recommended that you bring the following items with you:

Hat/Sunscreen: The Mittens may cast long shadows, but the sun will find you while you are on your tour (unless you are on a full-moon tour). Skin protection is highly encouraged.

Closed-toe shoes: The scenery is beautiful, but the terrain can be rough in spots. We recommend you wear shoes with good traction that will protect your feet from thorns.

Layered clothing: Weather in the valley can be very unpredictable. Windstorms, which have formed the valley into the spectacular sight you see today, can and do occur without warning throughout the year. These storms can bring lightning, rain or snow with them, depending on the season. If you are not sure what to expect, please inquire at the front desk or ask your tour guide.

Water/Snacks: Water is provided on all tours, but you are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

And, of course, a camera!