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The Best Hiking in Oljato-Monument Valley

Looking for the best hiking in Oljato-Monument Valley? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oljato-Monument Valley. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Oljato-Monument Valley

  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

    5.0
    17 mi
    Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park. For the best experience, check park hours and arrive early before the 15 mph traffic begins to stack up.  You will find the beginning of ...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Monument Valley

    12.04 mi / 371 ft gain
    Monument Valley is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Monument Valley, Arizona.
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley

    5.0
    3.98 mi / 397 ft gain
    When facing The View from the parking lot, Wildcat Trail is off to the left where the campground is located. It's a 3.2 mile, self-guided loop that takes you around the West Mitten Butte. If you're hiking during the summer be sure to go early and bring a lot of water. You're fully exposed on t...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Camp at The View Campground in Monument Valley

    4.3
    3.2 mi / 0 ft gain
    Other than the spectacular landscape, the park really doesn't possess any of the attributes one would associate with the "wild west." Rather, an introduction to the Navajo culture is what awaits visitors. Located on the Navajo Reservation, a vast parcel of land spanning portions of Western New Me...
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  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

    Explore Hunts Mesa at Monument Valley

    / 1200 ft gain
    Though there are many unique viewpoints from within and around Monument Valley, none is as grand as the view from Hunts Mesa! Not easily accessible, the only way to get to Hunts Mesa is through an authorized tour guide via a ~2 hour off-road drive around the backside of the mesa. Even if you did ...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah

    Hike to Goulding Arch

    0.6 mi / 78 ft gain
    ...Who doesn't enjoy short hikes to beautiful landscapes?! I know I do when I'm pressed for time! This 0.6 out and back hike will lead you to an arch that doesn't get as much recognition due to it being directly across the street from Monument Valley Road taking you into the park. The hike starts...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Explore Forrest Gump Hill

    5.0
    If you are in or around Monument Valley, the drive and corresponding effort to get to Forrest Gump Hill is minimal. The location is known most notably as the spot where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run in the movie. It's also simply an unbelievable view. From the most iconic site within M...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Camp at Goosenecks State Park

    4.3
    Located near the southern border of the state, Goosenecks State Park is a small slice of Grand Canyon views in Utah. The park overlooks the meanders of the San Juan River, and canyons that have eroded over the millennia. This park is great for anyone hoping to learn about geology, get far away fr...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Goosenecks Viewpoint Trail

    1.86 mi / 66 ft gain
    For a small entrance fee of $5, you have the chance to photograph a beautiful canyon view without having to hike miles and days to get to it. Enjoy this rare luxury! There is a pavilion with a picnic table for dinner while you wait for the sunset, and there are also bathrooms if you need them. ...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Hike the Honaker Trail

    3.5
    5 mi / 1010 ft gain
    In the days of Utah's Wild West gold rush (circa 1890s), a man named Henry Honaker decided to build a supply route from the San Juan River to the cliffs tops, roughly 1200 feet, above. The roughly hewn trail that Henry built; aptly named the ‘Honaker Trail’ was to act as a supply route for the go...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Camp at Muley Point

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern mouth of Monument Valley. It is a breathtakingly be...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Camp in the Valley of the Gods

    5.0
    The dirt road loop is relatively smooth and can be driven on by just about any car, campervan, or RV. However, check the weather beforehand because some areas can become flooded after rain and will be a difficult mud crossing. It can be driven in either direction. One entrance is off Highway 163,...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Slickhorn Canyon

    15.65 mi / 2356 ft gain
    Slickhorn Canyon is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bluff, Utah.
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Behind Southern Lady Butte

    2.5 mi / 125 ft gain
    Behind Southern Lady Butte is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Mexican Hat, Utah.
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  • Kayenta, Arizona

    Keet Seel Trail

    15.22 mi / 1942 ft gain
    Keet Seel Trail is an out-and-back trail that requires a permit allowing for approximately 20 hikers per day located near Shonto, Arizona.
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Snake House Ruins

    10.35 mi / 459 ft gain
    Snake House Ruins is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Bluff, Utah.
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