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The walk is not so strenuous, it challenges but is fun. The sand does fill the shoes a bit! Although the 3.8 miles doesn't seem much, the sand makes it more physically demanding. Prepare for the walk and don't underestimate the heat. Fantastic to do...More
We hiked in late June, started around 9:00 a.m. Would recommend starting as early as possible, but with our drive we couldn't get there earlier. It was a beautiful sunny day, close to 100 and full sun. Be prepared! Wear hats, sunscreen, hiking boots, and...More
My husband and I hiked this trail in the morning and we are glad we did. The trail is usually closed from 11 to 5 when it’s really hot, so we decided to hike it at 7 am. There was no one on the trail...More
I visited Monument Valley in October and the weather was very pleasant. After taking a couple of the Navajo Spirit Tours to see the restricted areas, I thought it would be interesting to get my feet on the ground and hike a bit with the...More
The trail makes a beautiful loop around West Mitten, providing for exceptional photography. You get very close to the monument. It is worth the effort. However be ready for a somewhat difficult return when you start coming out of the valley. The loose sand means...More
This is a wonderful hike to get out into Monument Valley and experience a closer view of the West Mitten. I recommend doing the hike in early morning because it can get very hot as you get closer to noon. Be aware that at the...More