Monument Valley Journals

Kayenta, Arizona and Monument Valley

An August 2000 trip to Monument Valley by Jeffrey

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Photo, Monument Valley, Arizona More Photos
Quote: As part of an 8 day road trip that looped us from Albuquerque, eastern Arizona, across southern Utah, and back across northern Arizona (see related journals), our second night was in Kayenta, Arizona. The surrounding area is scenic and fabulous.

Kayenta, Arizona and Monument Valley

Overview

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Kayenta, Arizona is a great base for exploring Monument Valley (see separate journal entry) and four corners. Scenic drives are found everywhere. Kayenta is on State Route 163 north of route 160. The long straight roads and the desert rock formations are reminiscent of Roadrunner cartoons. Hiking and sightseeing are the thing to do...there isn't much else to do...which was fine with me.Quick Tips: Since this area is kind of remote, I booked hotel in advance. You might want to do this to avoid problems, even if you cancel them as your plans change.Best Way To Get Around: Driving is definitely the best way to get around. Fortunately, is it the best way to see the beautifu...Read More

Best Western

Hotel

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Basic accommodations like you would expect from Best Western. It's great location in a tourist town gave it a significant premium ($96) for being modest accommodation. I don't recall the phone number to this property, but it is available on the Best Western web site at www.bestwestern.com.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 25, 2000

Best Western
Highway 163
Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Attraction | "Monument Valley"

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Photo, Monument Valley, Arizona
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Monument Valley is the desert and rock-scape of many of the TV and movie western films. The rock formations are nothing less than awesome. The 2 evenings we were there, it threatened rain at dusk, spoiling my hopes for golden colors in my photos. However, it is hard to be disappointed and nit-pick about the weather when everything is so beautiful. It is absolutely magical. Get to the park overlook (and campground and restaurant) early enough to drive the 16 (or so) mile road among the rock formations. They close the road well before dusk to ensure safe return by all.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2000

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Indian Route 42 Oljato
Monument Valley, AZ 84536
(435) 727-5874

About the Writer

Jeffrey

Jeffrey
Plano, Texas

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