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Wildcat Trail

Off UT-163, Monument Valley National Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536
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Great hike for photos!

Since we only had a compact car, we decided to walk this trail which is the only allowed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Worth it!

Not sure that many people take the time to experience this but it's well worth it. Very moderate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny A
Tempe, Arizona
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“west mitten” (15 reviews)
“left mitten” (8 reviews)
“great walk” (7 reviews)
Off UT-163, Monument Valley National Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536
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Reviewed yesterday

Since we only had a compact car, we decided to walk this trail which is the only allowed self-guided trail near the visitor center. Park the car at the visitor center parking lot and look for the 17-mile loop entrance. Wildcat trail head starts at...More

Thank WindyandSun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure that many people take the time to experience this but it's well worth it. Very moderate hike overall and you get to see one of the mittens up close and personal. The last section of the hike back up the hill can get...More

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked out to the first mitten (the west one?) and then turned around and headed back but you can take the trail entirely around the mitten and then back. I just didn't want to take the time since I had done the loop drive...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did this walk and really enjoyed the views and taking photos. We did this at around 2pm as sun sitting in best spot for photos. We did encounter some horses and they seemed friendly but kept our distance as didn't want to cause issue with...More

Thank nziv2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just what you need. You’ll no doubt have driven miles to get here, so why would you drive round the park when there’s a challenging 4 mile walk. Leaves from the car park, hard work to get down to the valley floor but the nice...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't miss this hike if you're in the MV area. You don't have to be in great shape, but do take water!

Thank Angela952
Reviewed 28 October 2017

this is a nice trail. It takes around 1.5 hours to complete at a steady pace. It is not partially hard going. gives you a nice feeling of being inside the park and good views of the mittens. try and time near sunset if you...More

1  Thank larambuk
Reviewed 22 October 2017

So quiet and really different terrain than we've hiked in before. Your hiking boots will be as red as the rocks when you're done. Bring your sunscreen and water. There was tree about 3/4 of the way around that provided shade, but that's it for...More

Thank sjtravels27
Reviewed 19 October 2017

we went in October so it wasn't too hot but it is 4 miles with little shade. you get to walk around the mitten which is the only one you can do without a guide. Once away form the car park it is very quite...More

1  Thank Allison H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you love walking, amazing scenery and being alone you must do this walk. It is incredible!! But a word of warning... if you think you have enough water, enough sun screen and enough camera batteries.... you need more!!!!

1  Thank Wendy S
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
This may help Off Season (Oct – Mar 30) 8:00am – 4:30pm **Scenic Valley Drive CLOSED at 7:00pm** Also - where are you spending the night?
26 June 2017|
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Response from KatS65 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on temperature. There is no shade on this trail. We did at sunrise which was cooler, no one on trail and beautiful as sun hit the monuments.
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Harold W | Reviewed this property |
Park anywhere in the lot where the various tours gather (or I think there is a small dirt parking area at the trailhead. The trailhead is just past where the dirt loop road into Monument Valley starts (this is just before... More