About Mustang Valley Campground
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.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 7
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 12PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
The vibe at Mustang Valley Campground
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
Probably the closest place you can camp to Monument Valley! awesome hosts, with real stories of the navajo people – their struggle, their laughter, their triumphs, and their amazing resilience. I hope to return here to help out more…
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 !
Disappointed with the site and did not end up spending the night. The photos looked great and we read the reviews about the site being close to the road but figured we'd give the camp ground a try. While Mark was very nice and helpful the campground had the aestetic of squatting along the roadside. The showers and outhouse were ramshackle shed like structures. The tents available weren't well maintained and had vents/doors broken. One of the Mark's dog was aggressive with ours and it was apparent his dogs just roamed the site. Yes, it's right near monument valley and yes, Mark seems like a very nice person but we wouldn't recommend staying here.
Mustang Valley was our first night's stay on a cross-country road trip. It was an ideal spot to access the park. Mark runs a casual, but professional ship and we had no issues with the camp whatsoever. He provided us with a tent lantern with a USB port which was handy, and the existing tent was well-lighted and well situated for early morning stunning views. We used the outdoor shower without any problems, even though the camp seemed at capacity there was still hot water when we got to it. All and all, a great way to start our trip.
By far the most beautiful camping spot I've ever been to. A mile away from the Park entrance this campground is inside Monument Valley and it's perfect. The host was sweet and helpful. There is a solar shower that I needed very badly and the she brought me firewood in a wagon with everything I needed. This spot is amazing. I've wanted to see Monument Valley for years and I wouldn't do it any other way. Thanks guys!
Un endroit magnifique avec une vue splendide. Les sanitaires sont spartiates, mais efficaces et même cozy.
Nous n'avons pas vu Mark, mais Jennifer nous a bien guidé.
Nous avon également pu faire une magnifique balade à cheval, seul et hors des lieux touristiques avec plein d'histoires sur la faune, la flore,...
Attention, soyez prêts à vivre dans le sable rouge en permanence...
We absolutely loved Mustang Valley campground! Beautiful views of the desert, super close to monument valley park, and an awesome solar-powered shower! We didn't get to meet Mark but Jennifer was wonderful and super helpful. We liked that it was an intimate experience, as opposed to staying at a large campground.
Cool place, friendly hosts, nice vibe. Not quiet, with trucks and cars going by on the highway, and cows grazing at night, and not much more than a few established tents and some shade structures. But great views and cool people. Awesome solar shower and the views worth the price.
Great little campsite with spectacular views. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and the campsite is well laid out, with two toilets and a shower available, though no running water, as i believe is the case for most of the Navajo nation (a shop selling everything you might need is also located just 5 minutes drive away). Location is incredibly accessible, it being just off a paved road. That being said, because of its proximity to the road it is not the most peaceful campsite, however we did not find the passing traffic an issue at all. All in all, a great value for money campsite that provides a great base from which to explore the local area and take in the beautiful surroundings.
Hey Party People! We had a fabulous camping experience at Mustang Valley Campground. It may be on the primitive side for some but it suited our small group just fine. Mark and Jennafer were welcoming and gracious hosts with fascinating stories of Navajo life which you wouldn't get to hear about by staying at other, more commercialized campgrounds. I wish we had more time to talk to them about their amazing honeybee project but we kept coming back too late from our daily adventures. Oh...helpful tip. Bring strong stakes! Don't use them cheap free ones you get with most tents. The ground is pretty hard and a few of my group members bent their stakes trying to pound them into the dirt. One person decided to use rocks to try and hold the tent down but the wind (it gets mighty gusty at times) blew the tent a few yards away. Make sure you get up early to catch the silhouettes of the mesas and buttes from Monument Valley at sunrise. Spectacular stuff.
Very nice place to stay and to enjoy Sunrise and sunset in Monument Valley. The view is just awesome. Yes it is near the road but really it's not so much traffic and you can enjoy many peaceful moments. I highly recommend this place, it's a nice experience and the people who run it are very nice and welcoming.
We all very much enjoyed our stay at Mustang Valley. Jennifer, Mark and Eric were nice enough to show us around their land. We got to camp at Boot Mesa monument-it was a sight to see! They showed us Anasazi ruins, natural water springs and adobes. We hiked most of the day and ended each night with a good meal and our amazing camping spot. Mark has wood to sell if you need any. The outdoor shower was great, we used it every day that we were there. I would recommend booking this campsite to anyone I know -- it was one of the most memorable trips for us all. Thank you again!!!!!