This spectacular campsite is the closest you'll get to the Tribal Park, is for the first time ever open to the public. These undeveloped campsites, have natural rock fire rings, and a hiking trail directly from the site to view the Mittens in the Valley. There are several natural rock water ponds that are nearby in the rocky terrain as well as ancient Anasazi Dwellings, as the campsite is under the foot of Sentinel Mesa. You are guests of the Navajo and can access the entire Mystery Valley. We also have a trailer available for rent. If you are seeking Seclusion in Sedona ask for Tara RentATent in Sedona, we can connect you.
Mark and Jennafer are awesome! Make sure you ask Jennafer about her work with preserving the rights, history, and environment of Native people – it's fascinating and inspiring! Camping in their yard was a convenient base for seeing the area and provides an opportunity to connect with others around the fire. But if you're looking for solitude and wilderness, ask them about camping at one of their remote locations. I did that the second night and it was amazing!!!
Monument Valley is much bigger than I ever imagined and this serves as a great central location to explore from. While in a private location down a dirt road, it is only a few minutes from the visitor center and “The View.” The Holiday and Yellowhorse families were incredibly helpful, gracious, and enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge of their home. They made this mystery of a place so accessible and opened my eyes to so much; I can’t imagine doing Monument Valley any other way. What an incredible way to help support the indigenous community!
The host are so wonderful, with their smiles sunnier than the desert sun. Miss you, Jennafer and Mark! The photos need some updating, because the site is a bit different than I expected. They are slowly improving their campsite conditions. They built some structures for shade and the outdoor shower is very refreshing. Super close to the Monument Valley Park entrance. You can enjoy the gorgeous sunset views from the campsite without having to bother in a queue to enter the park. Would definitely stay again if given the chance. Thank you!
As soon as we pulled up, we were greeted warmly and offered a place at the fire. What a great group of people, and they even gave us their big tent, which was made even more cozy by a pair of puppies scampering about. The area is well cared for, with lights around to make it easier to find your way in the dark, but not intrusive enough to detract from the amazing night sky. They even built their own outdoor shower! Awesome place, awesome folks, wish we could have stayed longer!
We camped in Mustang Valley the day it dumped snow there! Mark and Jennifer were very kind and thoughtful to provide us with an extra air mattress. They also shared their local food with us (Fried bread and mutton curry), which was delicious. The tent was warm and comfortable and we had a great night there!