Tour Monument Valley by Jeep or Horseback with Navajo Guides

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John Ford Point in Monument Valley. The director shot 9 movies here

The three guides and outfitters profiled below provide Monument Valley Tours by horseback, and vehicle into Monument Valley, a part of Red Rock Country bordering Arizona and Utah and territory included in Navajo sacred tribal lands.

A Brief Intro To Monument Valley

Located in the Red Rock Country along the Utah-Arizona border, Monument Valley with its sandstone buttes up to 1,000 feet tall is an iconic symbol of the American southwest. It has been the location of numerous western movies including Stagecoach, and the Searchers. Scenes from the Lone Ranger were filmed here. Many other movies have included scenes from Monument Valley including Forrest Gump and Thelma and Louise. John Ford Point in Monument Valley is named for the director who shot nine movies here. See a list of Monument Valley appearances in the media. The area is part of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation’s equivalent to a National Park. Navajo ancestral spirits are believed to inhabit the rugged landscape. The valley is part of the Colorado Plateau that includes the Grand Canyon. The valley floor was carved from rivers that once flowed through the area.

Guides Who Provide Monument Valley Tours

The guides and outfitters profiled below provided Monument Valley Tours in Jeeps and on Horseback.

Vehicle Tours: Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours

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Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours

The Simpsons and their tour guides are Navajos born and raised in the Monument Valley region. Harold Simpson’s great-grandfather was known as Grey Whiskers after whom one of the rock formations in Monument Valley is named. Private Jeep Monument Valley Tours are available, or you may join a group tour in a larger vehicle. Tours are provided for buses, school groups and church groups. Overnight packages are available that include sleeping in an authentic Navajo hogan. Hiking tours are also available

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Monument Valley Tours on Horseback

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Sacred Mountain Tours

Sacred Monument Tours is an all Navajo Company that brings a knowledge of Navajo myths, legends, and traditions to the tour experience. Horses are an integral part of Navajo culture and make a good match for transportation on a Monument Valley tour. Professional guides are available from morning to sunset for private trail rides. One, two, and three-hour rides are available. Vehicle and hiking Monument Valley tours are also available.

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