The drive from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley is only 2 hours. As we were headed to Arches National Park, the next destination in our epic road trip, we decided to take a 3 hour pit stop at Monument Valley and explore the various rock formations in the valley.

Map of drive from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley
Drive from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley

Once you’re in Monument Valley, you can expect 2-3 hours to explore the area, so plan accordingly.

The landscape has a very distinct combination of red rocks, green vegetation, and blue skies making the pictures look amazing. The only way to explore the Monument Valley is either by driving your own 4×4 or getting one of the guided tours in a safari like open vehicle. The main loop, the Valley View Drive, is 8 miles long and covers 11 viewpoints offering a views of the valley and and the surrounding rock formations.

Although we did see some rental sedans on the drive, we recommend you drive a 4×4 on Valley View drive. The ride is pretty bumpy and dusty, but the views well worth it!

Monument Valley
Pit stop on our way to Arches National Park from Antelope Canyon
Rock formations in Monument Valley
Rock formations in Monument Valley as seen from Valley View Drive

Check out our post on Monument Valley for more photos of rock formations in the valley.

Have you done the drive from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley? What was your experience like?

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