|Monument Valley near sunset time|
Ever seen Stagecoach, The Searchers and so many other movies featuring this fantastic landscape? Then you have to come here at least once for these massive structures... Allow at least a couple of hours and a SUV–unless you want to torture your car- to make sure you have the time to enjoy Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
I prefer to see places by myself, but the Navajo also have guided tours in jeeps to visit the Park. I have not taken any so I can not really recommend, but when I was preparing my trip people usually said that it was not worth the price unless you had many hours to visit it. Anyway, apparently, they have some tours which take you to places where you can not go by yourself, so it can be an option. Ever taken one? I`d like to hear about it, please leave a comment.
|Monument Valley, sunset|
When to visit it? In my opinion, the best time of the day is just before sunset and in second place, at sunrise.
Best of all? Being able to see it at both times.
How? Stay at The View, the only hotel inside the
Valley. It is not cheap, but it is worth it if you only spend a night. Click here for some opinions on it. park of Monument
The ideal would be to arrive at the park about three hours before sunset so you have the time to enjoy it. After the sun is gone make sure you go to bed early and watch the sunrise from the balcony of your room –balconies face East- an impressive moment you won’t forget.
|Monument Valley, at sunrise|
Another great thing to do in Monument valley is to watch the stars at night, The View has special rooms for Star watching, but you can also do that in the surroundings of the hotel. If you are an amateur astronomer you will really enjoy the total absence of light, try to choose a new moon night for your stay and you will have a perfect observation place.
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