Monument Valley Scenic Drive - My Utah Parks

Monument Valley Scenic Drive

Monument Valley covers several thousand square miles and is an intriguing, unmatched experience when it comes to sightseeing and scenic drives.
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Take Scenic Highway 163 north from Kayenta, AZ (22 miles) or approach from Bluff, UT (45 miles)

This scenic drive is located near the Arizona-Utah border. What makes this such a spectacular scenic drive is entering Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the equivalent of a national park. Monument Valley covers several thousand square miles and is an intriguing, unmatched experience when it comes to sightseeing and scenic drives.

Don't take our word for it. This drive has been called the most scenic in America by many and it's no wonder why. As you travel this flat desert landscape, huge red monoliths and unique rock formations jut out of the landscape, giving the valley its name. Some of these "monuments" stand 1,000 feet high. It is a spectacular and dramatic landscape, and driving this route will add to your Grand Canyon vacation experience. (The most iconic and photographed image of Monument Valley is the one that can be enjoyed while traveling south on Highway 163 toward the southern border of Utah and the northern border of Arizona.)

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