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 the Mitchell Butte. There are several natural rock water ponds that are nearby in the rocky terrain. This site is close to the roads, entering into the Navajo Tribal Park, and accessible to grocery store, gas station and restaurants. (We also have remote sites a bit further out in remote locations which require special vehicles, and guided access, if arranged beforehand. So this site location is not remote, its close to the tribal park entrance, which many people want!) At this location, you are guests of the Navajo and can access the entire Monument Valley easily accessible with any type of car. We also offer Traditional Navajo Hogans for rent in the Navajo community neighborhood surrounding the tribal park. This listing includes a canvas tent, with a bed and linens, blankets and comforter and access to our instant hot water solar shower, and wifi. If you are fully outfitted and do not need all of that, you may drive here, and park and camp for 25$.
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!
Mark was fantastic! I stayed here one night with a friend while passing through Monument Valley on a road trip. We highly recommend this campsite. There are a few different options for camp sites -- we opted for a "remote" site, which was incredible. Mark led us out to the base of one of the mesas where we set up camp for the night. The setting was beautiful and Mark's hospitality was much appreciated!
Mark and Jennafer were great! Even though we got in late they brought us firewood and helped us set us a horseback ride tour for the next day. The views were stunning. Note that the campground is right to the side of the tribal park road on the right and not down a road across from the wall/statue as one set of directions suggests.
Having seen pictures on site I was expecting a bit more remote and off the beaten track - it's not that ! The views are lovely but you are literally just a few yards from rd and the site was quiet busy with quick stop and go RV and campers ( perfect for that of you are just popping by to see the sites at monument valley). Everyone was very friendly and firewood was there for a lovely camp fire! We didn't stay the two nights as noise from rd and other travelers was not what we had escaped LA for! I don't mind rambunctious parties when I'm not looking for a bit of solitude! Another thing was we found out that we had paid for the use of a tent fully equipped with beds and use of a heater the next day - I came with my own tent and a comedy of unprepared errors! But wasn't made aware of this at arrival ! Also had no option on website to only pay the $25 fee for tent camping !!
On the positives the everyone was very friendly the views were gorgeous ! The outdoor compostible toilet was open to the views which made it ! And the hot solar powered shower was my highlight to our stay! Beautifully set up and after a cold long night was almost spa like!!!
Jennifer also very kindly organized a fabulous horse tour with Joe and Larry that meant we were away from the crowds and my 8 yard daughter loved it as did I! Our dog copper was in 7th heaven as could roam freely and was welcomed by all! Dorothy came and told us some things about the Navajo people and her land and horses and we learnt so much ! All in all not what we wanted but there were positives !!
Again perfect for those wanting a view and a quick place to rest before heading on !
We spent a couple of days in the Monument Valley area and stayed at the Mustang Valley campground. The hosts are friendly and very helpful in providing information on the area, the setting is nice and they have a great shower - I would stay there again.