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 20$.
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!