Information About The Local Vicinity
The Monument Valley Navajo Park
The Navajo Nation Department of Parks and Recreation manages the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
An entrance fee is to be paid upon entry, they do not accept park passes of any kind. During the spring and 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. This will further your wait to get in to see the park, our tour company bypasses the valley drive wait line.
It’s best to make reservations online, arrival without a reservation may result in higher fees for any kind of tour into Monument Valley.
Confusing Time Changes In The Area
Time zones are confusing in the region. We operate within the Mountain Standard time zone that uses Daylight Savings time. Time changes in March and in November, so before arriving, or planning a tour, make sure you arrive at the right time. Most of Arizona does not use the Daylight savings time system, they do not change their times.
🍔 Places To Eat ☕️
Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona
There are two restaurants and a fast food grill.
Sorry, we cannot list the names, we could not get permission from the owners.
21 miles South of Monument Valley
Fast food restaurants are; Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Subway, Church’s Chicken, Taco Bell, and Starbucks located in Basha’s.
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. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Serving American Mexican and traditional Navajo cuisine. Seating may be limited 75% 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. Closed Sunday and Mondays.
Mexican Hat, Utah – 23 miles North of Monument Valley
There are two other restaurants available, but we are not able to obtain more information.
7-2-11 Convenience Store/Shell fuel
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.