Unfortunately, the old Mitten View campground has been closed and a new hotel is in it's place. However, the Navajo Parks and recreation has a primitive first come first served campground just north of the visitor center. This campground is scheduled to be closed until June of 2013
Just east of the campground is the
most photographed of the formations in Monument Valley,
West Mitten Butte, East Mitten Butte and Merrick Butte.
Mitten View Campground is just over a mile south of the
can take a 17 mile self guided tour in your car (make sure
you have good shocks) or you can go on a guided four-wheeled
drive tour. Check for availability at the visitors center.
A 2 hour jeep tour runs about $20 per person.
best time to camp at Mitten View is during a new moon. The
stars seems to rule the night sky, and you may never have
the chance to see so many stars as you can here.
across the border in Utah is Goulding's Lodge, a 1920's
trading post. Nice accomodations are available as well as
a gas station, general store and a restaurant. There is
a small restaurant at the visitor center also.
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Flagstaff, travel east on Hwy 40 to Hwy 89 (Page, Grand
Canyon Exit). Travel north on Hwy 89 to Hwy 160 (the Tuba
City Exit). Travel east on Hwy 160 to Hwy 163 (the Kayenta
exit). Travel north into Utah to Goulding's Lodge then take
Indian Route 40 southeast to the Monument Valley entrance.
the campground is just south of the visitor center.
an overhead view of Monument Valley via Click