Probably one of the most iconic places in Southwest and the whole country, Monument Valley offers a 17 mile loop drive through unique geological rock formations on Navajo land. You can expect to spend about three hours here allowing plenty of time for scenic turnouts at 11 points. Be prepared, however, for slow traffic and sand dust as the road is unpaved and pretty rough. A 4×4 vehicle is highly recommended although we saw a lot of rental sedans driving around on the loop drive.
Watch a timelapse video driving from Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley on the way to Arches National Park
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