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Goulding Utah

Visitors come to Goulding, UT for quick access to the some of the southwest’s most breathtaking landscapes, including the Monument Valley Tribal Park, located just 6 miles away. Read More

  • Located just 6 miles away from The Monument Valley Tribal Park.
  • Home to some of the only visitor services in the area, including a campground and lodge.
  • The Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is free to visit, and has many interesting exhibits detailing the area’s rich history and culture.


Located 175 miles away from Flagstaff, AZ, Goulding is one of the only towns located in Monument Valley. What began as a small trading post in 1923 is now a small community complete with a range of visitor services, including a lodge, campground, and museum. Goulding is the perfect base camp for all your Monument Valley adventures.

Location & Information

Goulding is located off the Valley Road, just north of the Utah, Arizona border, approximately 6 miles from Monument Valley Tribal Park. The town is located 175 miles away from Flagstaff, AZ, its closest neighbor.

Contact Information

Utah State Office
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155
Phone: (801) 539-4001


Goulding is home to a modern campground complete with cabins, RV sites, and tent sites. Sites are available by reservation, either online or by phone. Rates are $20 per night for a site with no hook-ups, and $26 per night for a site with full hookups. Amenities include hot showers, indoor pool, sun deck, on-site convenience store, and 50 amp service.

The Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is dedicated to preserving the areas rich history as a trading hub, outdoor recreation destination, and classic Hollywood filming location. The museum is free to visit, though donations are encouraged.

Monument Valley Tribal Park
Located just 6 miles away, the Tribal Park is home the some of the area’s most breathtaking scenery.

Fun Facts

This area has been used as a location for many Hollywood Westerns, made most famous by John Wayne’s film The Searchers.