It only covers 13 square kilometres but this unearthly landscape of limestone “buttes” has come to symbolise the entire American West – and indeed America itself, in the world’s imagination. The best places to stay in Monument Valley could more accurately be described as “within easy driving distance of Monument Valley” as this remote place is rightly free of numerous hotel developments spoiling the magnificently austere desert views.
Thanks to the westerns of John Ford and many others, this part of the Colorado plateau, on the border of Arizona and Utah, featuring vast lumps of rock left isolated and erosion-resistant by a freak of geology, is kind of visual shorthand for Western adventure.
Though we can be sure that these natural cathedrals of rock mean different things to the Navajo tribes whose Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park takes up part of the area. For conservation reasons, some parts of Monument Valley are only accessible with a guided tour.
Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Discover the Wild West! See Monument Valley in all it's burnt orange glory. This lodge houses comfortable rooms with private balconies looking out onto an unforgettable landscape. Hillside suites are complete with kitchenette & cosy cabins have all facilities. The indoor pool will soothe the senses.