Monument Valley Navajo Park
The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is operated and maintained by the Navajo Nation under the Navajo Nation Department of Park and Recreation.
The park does not accept park passes of any kind. An entrance fee will have to be paid upon entry, in the summer months, entry to the park is slow and may take up to an hour in some cases.
Since the pandemic, entry into the valley drive is also limited due to the Navajo Nation Health Department’s COVID-19 protocols and other mandates. That too furthers your wait to get in to see the park itself, our tour company bypasses the valley drive wait line.
It is best to make reservations online, arrival without a reservation with a tour company will result in a higher fee for any kind of tour in Monument Valley.
Confusing Time Changes In The Area
Time zones are confusing in the region. We operate within the Mountain Standard time zone; Denver, Colorado., Salt Lake City, Utah., and Moab, Utah., are the same time as we are. Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Arizona., and Phoenix, Arizona., do not use the Daylight savings time system and do not change their times.
Places to Eat
Here In The Monument Valley Area
There are two restaurants and a fast food grill. Sorry, we cannot list the names. We could not get permissions from the owners.
Kayenta, Arizona – 21 miles South of Monument Valley
Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Subway, Church’s Chicken, Taco Bell, and Starbucks, are the commercial restaurants.
Two family owned restaurants:
The Blue Coffee Pot Restaurant
Serving western and traditional Navajo dishes. Seating may be limited 50% due to the Navajo Nation COVID-19 pandemic mandates. Masks required upon entry. Accepts major credit cards and cash. Wait time vary during lunch rush hours.
American Mexican and traditional Navajo cusine. Seating may be limited 50% due to the Navajo Nation COVID-19 pandemic mandates. Masks required upon entry. Accepts major credit cards and cash. Wait time vary during lunch rush hours.
Mexican Hat, Utah – 23 miles North of Monument Valley
There are three other restaurants available, but we are not able to obtain information.
San Juan Inn and Cafe
Located right outside the Navajo Nation. Alcoholic beverages served, American and Navajo dishes served. No COVID-19 mandate information available. Accepts major credit cards and cash.