TRAVEL TO MONUMENT VALLEY
By Air & Car
Major airlines serve the Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Denver airports, while smaller airlines offer scheduled flights to Flagstaff, Arizona, and Farmington, New Mexico, just outside the Navajo Nation. Rental cars are available at all these airports. Flagstaff and Farmington are each about 150 miles, or three hours drive, from Monument Valley.
From the south, you will approach our area via Hwy 160 (that runs east to west across the Navajo Reservation). At Kayenta, turn north on Hwy 163 to Monument Valley.
From the north, follow Hwy 191 from Moab, Utah, through Monticello and Blanding to Bluff. Then take Hwy 163 to Monument Valley. The best road map for the region is the widely available AAA “Indian Country” map.
Monument Valley is not far from many other well- known tourist destinations of the Southwest. For example:
- From the south entrance of the Grand Canyon: about 170 miles, or 3 hours drive.
- From Page, Arizona, and Lake Powell: about 125 miles, or 2 hours drive.
- From Moab, Utah, and Arches National Park: about 150 miles, or 2 1/2 hours drive.
- From Cortez and Mesa Verde National Park: about 120 miles, or 2 hours drive.
- From Chinle and Canyon de Chelly: about 90 miles, or 1 1/2 hours drive.
By Air Direct
Charter flights in small planes are often available from Page and Sedona, Arizona, to the small airstrip a few miles from Monument Valley.