De Chelly Nat'l Mon
|Monument Valley Navajo
Highway 191, 160, 163
The terrain now
desert like with beautiful red soil. If you
are going to stay in
Goulding, coming out of Canyon De Chelly NM, go north
on Hwy 191 to Hwy 163 near Bluff,
Utah. Go west on hwy 163 to Goulding --
great views in that direction, see fotos below.
are going to stay in Kayenta, coming from Canyon De Chelly, go north on Hwy 191 then turn
left, northwest, at Many Farms onto Hwy 59. Hwy 59 is a secondary
road which we have not been on. Turn left, west, on Hwy 160 to Kayenta.
It's about 20 miles north to Monument Valley on Hwy 163 from Kayenta.
Stay in Kayenta
or Goulding? Goulding is right in Monument Valley --
that's were John
Wayne and John Ford stayed while making those popular western movies. You can reach Goulding's Lodge and
Trading Post at
rooms, dinning, Earth Spirit show, camping and tours. Even if you don't stay
Goulding, you should visit their museum.
Valley Navajo Tribal Park Photo Tour Park Map
red rock buttes! Take the 4 mile drive into the
park to the Tribal Park visitor center. The scenic drive on the
starts here at the visitor center, the one without the guide, and
it is very good -- a must
see. Next time we want to take the whole day trip with a guide. It seems
it's frequently stormy in Monument Valley. We hope to be there
later in the month of May on our way back from Canyonlands NP but it
will be after
you have left, too
It takes about a day to
the park. Relax though,
and stay another day or two and enjoy the scenery and explore --
see Goulding's Trading Post, perhaps a tour by Goulding's or see the next
page for some ideas -- it's
long ways to go back there again. If
you have not done it already, go east well past
Mexican Hat on hwy 163 to a very big turn out in the south side, then
turn around and
come back for the views -- see the first three fotos below.
what we saw at Monument Valley
view -- late afternoon heading west towards Monument Valley
many commercials are made -- dazzling even on a
fotos taken thru the windshield
brewing -- with wind, red dust clouds and big fat rain drops
from the visitor center campground - Left & Right Mittens
floor with a scenic flock of sheep accommodating the visitors
are enormous -- the white specks are cars with sunlight glinting
off the windshields
like this is called a "window"
is our "Saturday
Night Cheap Eats and
A Movie Bunch"
Bunch caravaned in our RVs and enjoyed the breathtaking wonders
Sister" are in the
Didn't leave anything for the Coyotes
white coach has a room with a
"window to the world"
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