Hipcamp host Mark H.
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This spectacular campsite is the closest you'll get to the new Tribal Park Entrance.  We are in fact in Monument Valley, and throughout history the Tribal Park Entrance has changed from Gouldings Lodge and is now at the View Hotel.  We are conveniently located 1 Mile from the 163 Junction, before the Tribal Park Entrance.  

This site is close to the roads, entering int

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This spectacular campsite is the closest you'll get to the new Tribal Park Entrance.  We are in fact in Monument Valley, and throughout history the Tribal Park Entrance has changed from Gouldings Lodge and is now at the View Hotel.  We are conveniently located 1 Mile from the 163 Junction, before the Tribal Park Entrance.  

This site is close to the roads, entering into the Navajo Tribal Park, and accessible to grocery store, gas station and restaurants.. So this site location is semi 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.  There is an outhouse at the campsite area. This listing includes access to our instant hot water solar shower, and we provide wifi for checking messages, or maps, but its very limited as we are in a rural area.  So we don't provide it as an amenity because there's no technology for it to reach the tents.  And we feel that's the best part of camping.  Having access to it, but not while actually camping.  This listing is for one vehicle.  Extra Vehicles require their own site registration.  

This site includes a tent, with a full sized bed, pillows, linens, blankets, comforter, a queen sized 0 degree sleeping bag, and during the winter months we give guests handwarmers which make it nice and warm in the sleeping bag, without having to heat up the entire outdoors.  

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Mark a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mustang Valley Campground in Arizona.

Desert
Mesa or canyon
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Mustang Valley Campground

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie T.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2016

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!!!

Hipcamper Maddy
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2015

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!

First lightOne of the Anasazi ruins you can visit.One of the nearby giant natural rock ponds had frozen over.cooking food
Hipcamper Sylvia
Sylvia A.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2016

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!

Hipcamper Skyler
Skyler G.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2016

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…

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin L.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2016

Extremely friendly and helpful hosts! The campground is not the same as photos but still beautifull. Awesome land! Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on June 6th, 2018

Hey Kevin, haha. Not sure what that means, not the same as in the photos. However, we have changed quite a bit, as we have removed so much trash in the area, to facilitate a new camping experience, that is closer to nature. But we find that people take such great photos, that its not as magical to walk up when its windy or dusty. But its the same campground, through the eyes, of the photographers.

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Hipcamper Mollie
Mollie F.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2016

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!

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Hipcamper Uday
Uday M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2016

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!

Snowy campground! :)
Hipcamper Gabby
Gabby B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 13th, 2017

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 !

Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on February 7th, 2018

It’s difficult to keep track of westernized expectations and Navajo reality. We are behind in third world terms of the first world country that has colonized our lands. We still live without running water and electricity and we sell coal and burn it for major cities at our Page Power Plant. With 50% unemployment and the only economy here is tourism we have to remind you of one stark exception. We have had internet for only two years. Since late 2015. And it wasn’t u til 2016 that we had a local phone company provide us with telephone service. So we have until now lives by the roads as our sole connection to tourism. We regret that you cannot comprehend Navajo culture even as you drive through our lands and look on the side of the roads. You see Navajo houses and nothing behind them. People out here cannot afford vehicle maintenance on off road travel. We cannot tow our vehicles to shops that are 500 miles away. Our nearest tire store is 250 miles. It’s a shame that your westernized expectations disallow you from absorbing our culture and our reality. It’s linda like being paid to play a Lakota in a western movie filmed on our lands. It’s odd but somehow you all seem to do it and expect us to be different than who we are.

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 16th, 2017

Bathroom doesn't have a door, "showers" were kind of run down, and for 57.50 it's very overpriced. Stay somewhere else.

Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on February 7th, 2018

The site is an abandoned horse tour company corral from the 50’s. There was a lot of debris that is reusable which we created a shower with. The shower is not run down it’s brand new with renewable materials powered with solar and wind. The outhouse is like all outhouses and uses no chemicals. Over priced is a difficult issue as there are no other sites like ours that allow people to camp with a view of 11 monuments. Even Sedona sites are next to a road, California beach sites next to roads. We Navajo live next to roads because there was no internet here two years ago. Before that we met people incoming on the road to provide for our families as we have 50% unemployment on the Navajo Reservation. We price the sites due to high summer demands and costs to operate in the park area. And within 100 miles all campgrounds are the same price which half is Hotel and occupancy and state taxes. To lower it would mean to not be available to camping.

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Monument Valley Overlook
State
Arizona
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