For an access fee, visitors can drive the bone-jarring 17 mile dirt road loop through the park; this takes about an hour and a half. The road is open from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM in the summer (May – September) and from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the winter (October – April).
There are no shortage of local Navajo guides available to take you on tours of the valley. Spare your own vehicle and join a guide for a narrated tour by jeep or 4×4. Some areas of the valley, such as Ear of the Wind, can only be accessed via these guided tours.
Please remember that visitors must stay on the valley road unless accompanied by a Navajo guide. The sole exception is the Wildcat Trail, a self guided 3.1 mile hiking trail along the the West Mitten Butte.
Aerial tours: The Monument Valley Balloon Company offers tours of the valley, from May 1st through October 31st.
Hiking and horseback tours: The tour desk at the visitor center has information on hiking tours and horseback tours, if you wish for a slower experience of the valley away from the jeeps and roads.