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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, UT

A true hiking and camping experience!

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    A true hiking and camping experience!

    Special Interest: CampingGreat OutdoorsHikingSightseeing

    Monument Valley (Oljato-Monument Valley, UT) is famous for its sweeping views of desert floor. Rock pinnacles, molded by wind and water, extend towards the sky for a breathtaking experience. There is a 17 mile scenic drive that goes through the park open April – September 6:00am – 7:00pm and October – March 8:00am – 4:30pm. Allow about 2 hours for the scenic drive. Park entrance fees are $20 per car for up to 4 adults. Learn more about hours and fees.

    Dogs are allowed on leash at all times in the park. Hikers and campers need a backcountry permit. Campers should be experienced. An alternative option is to go to the Gouldings campground and lodge.

    Trails in this area are moderately strenuous to strenuous. Trailheads are not maintained well, so use a gps device. Visitors should be advised to find out conditions during wet weather. The area is still part of an Indian reservation, so please respect rules and regulations. The Wildcat Trail is the only self-guided trail (Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 36.985333, -110.113350) that will take you past Mitten Buttes and Merrick Butte. For guided tours of the area, call to inform about pet policies – many are small service providers and may have a case by case basis for pets.

    GPS Coordinates: 36.9980285,-110.1006514 Map

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    Location: Oljato-Monument Valley, UT | San Juan County | Utah
    Activities: Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Walking

    TAGS: Camping, Desert, Gouldings, Hiking, Indian Reservation, Monument Valley, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, Walking, Wildcat Trail

    Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, First Aid Kit, Tick Removal Tool, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Leash, Paw Protection, Reflective Gear On Your Dog, Dog Toys or Chews, Other Appropriate Gear & Food, Sunblock, Camping supplies and equipment as appropriate.

    Safety: Due to high temperatures in the summer, it's advisable to take your dog here during the winter when temperatures are more agreeable. Never leave your dog unattended in a parked car, especially during hot summer months - it's too hot.

    Find out weather conditions before you go. Pay attention to notices regarding flash flooding. It's highly advisable to go with at least another hiker.

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