For Your Information – Monument Valley And Surrounding Areas

Information About The Local Vicinity.

Monument Valley is the gateway or addition to your Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, or Moab trip. Here is some information about Monument Valley, time changes, and restaurants in our area.

The Monument Valley Navajo Park

The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is managed by the Navajo Nation Department of Parks and Recreation located in Window Rock, Arizona.

An entrance fee is to be paid upon entry or can be purchased online, and is currently $8.00 per person. 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.

Confusing Daylight Time Changes In The Area

Time zones are confusing in this region. We operate within the Mountain Standard time zone that uses Daylight Savings Time. Time changes are in March and November, so before arriving, or planning a tour, make sure you arrive at the right time. Most of Arizona does not change their time, Monument Valley does, and is the same time as Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah.

🍔 Places To Eat ☕️

Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona

There are two dine-in restaurants and a fast food grill located at the gas station.

Sorry, we cannot list the names, we could not get permission from the owners.

Kayenta, Arizona

21 miles South of Monument Valley on U.S. Highway 163

Fast food chain restaurants are; McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Church’s Chicken, Taco Bell, and a Starbucks located inside the Basha’s supermarket.

Two locally owned restaurants; The Blue Coffee Pot (recommended below) and a local Mexican restaurant.

There are two other dine-in restaurants located in hotels in Kayenta. They have limited or late operating hours and are recommended if you are staying in town for the night.

The Blue Coffee Pot Restaurant

Serving western and traditional Navajo dishes. Accepts major credit cards and cash. Wait time varies during lunch rush hours. You may seat at any available table upon arrival.

Open 7am-8pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Mexican Hat, Utah – 23 miles North of Monument Valley

There are two restaurants available, but we are unable 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.