Monument Valley Biking

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Biking & Bike Tours

What better way to experience Monument Valley’s towering sandstone monoliths and sweeping high desert mesas than on a bicycle?

  • Navajo guides must be hired for all backcountry access.
  • The dirt road that loops through the valley is the best option for biking sans-guide.
  • Entrance to the park is $5 per person.

Overview

Visitors come to Monument Valley to experience the one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the southwest. What better way to experience Monument Valley’s towering sandstone monoliths and expansive desert mesas than on a bicycle?

Where to go Biking

Biking opportunities in Monument Valley are limited. Since the park lies on Navajo Lands, visitors who wish to explore beyond the parks visitor centers and main roads must hire a Navajo Guide. Due to the rugged nature of this park, backcountry biking should be attempted only by experienced bikers.

One option for those looking to bike sans-guide, is U.S. 163, the paved highway that winds through Monument Valley, but remember, you’ll be sharing this road with other cars. The dirt road that creates the Monument Valley scenic loop is another good option, but you'll also be sharing this road with cars. Depending on your route, this ride can range from 12 – 17 miles and is both technically, and aerobically moderate.

Guided Tours & Rentals

If you really want to experience all that Monument Valley has to offer, then consider hiring one of the guide’s located on this page. They’ll get you access to backcountry trails, and provide you with local’s only information that will ensure you have a fun and safe Monument Valley adventure.