Indn Route 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536, USA
There are very few places in the world that absolutely take my breath way. This is one of this places. It is out of the way, if you're visiting from the Grand Canyon, but is well worth a visit. There is good parking, and sufficient tourist food places, and stores before you enter the valley proper. The valley can takes a while to drive round, but is absolutely worth it. I can be somewhat jaded, but I have lost count over the number of times I have "gulped" or become irrationally happy over vistas. The drive itself is usually accessible by the smallest cars.
Update! The owner reached out to us and discussed our experiences and expressed his disappointment in his employee and the service we received. It was nice of him to reach out and it has improved our opinion of his company. This is a review of Phillips Photography Tours in Monument Valley. Monument Valley itself is beautiful and worth the stop. It’s a $20 admission fee for 1-4 people to get to the visitors center and look out points. If you are only looking to get a few photos and capture iconic scenes this is the best location. If you are looking at more in depth photography tours DO NOT sign up for Phillips Photography Tours. We went on the Hunt’s Mesa Overnight Tour expecting to be blown away by the views and knowledge we would learn and were disappointed. Our guide was late picking us up, he didn’t speak to us the whole time, our vehicle got stuck three times and our guide was not prepared to extricate us having brought no equipment with him and the check engine light was on and the tires were bald, he did not communicate any information with us about where we were going, we only stopped at two photography locations, and the food was subpar for dinner and breakfast. It also took us over four hours to get to our destination, when their website says it will only take 2.5, which meant we lost precious daylight for pictures. This was the worst tour of any kind I have ever been on and it was extremely overpriced for the lack of quality you get in the guide, food, and location. Look elsewhere if you want a photography tour because it is not worth the money or your time.
Experience one of the most majestic and most photograph points on earth. The great valley boasts sandstones masterpieces at towering heights framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents the graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding. A truly wondrous experience.
I wish I had more time to do the back country hiking. But the loop itself was awesome. Had no trouble with small vehicle.
Breathtaking views at sunset and sunrise + stunning drives around the area! Would definitely visit again! The dirt roads are kinda bumpy for a sedan but totally doable! I did it with my beater jetta, views are just amazing!!
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