Driving from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley (Timelapse Video)

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. 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!

Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley Timelapse

Monument Valley in Pictures

Monument Valley from visitor center
View of Monument Valley from visitor center
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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Shirish & Olya

Originally from different parts of the world, Shirish & Olya are a married couple based in San Francisco who share a passion for travel, outdoors and landscape photography. In summer of 2019, they hit the road in an RV visiting 19 national parks in US and Canada covering over 10K miles. This trip inspired them to create Outdoorsome, that they built on the road, as a way to help others discover new places around the world.

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