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Hi, we just arrived in Monument Valley, and have booked a day's dry camping in their RV campground. We'll be checking out the tours and such, and also looking for alternative places to stay while we're here. anyone have recommendations on tours, activities, places to stay for a 35' solar 5W? B)


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When we were there we stayed at Gouldings or something similar to that. Pretty much the ONLY full service park in the area. We took one of the half day tours. It was well worth the money. When we visit again we will definitely take another tour. Have fun, Dennis.

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Boondock on Valley of Gods Road just N of Mexican Hat, UT

Gooseneck SP, also just N of Mexican Hat, UT.


Lots of other places as you move up US-191 through Blanding, Monticello and into the Canyonlands around Moab.

We stayed at the Sand Island BLM campground (where 191 meets 163) and used it as a base to explore those areas. No services but water are available. A beautiful place to camp along the San Juan River with shade trees and cool hiking trails. We found the areas extensive petroglyphs very interesting.



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UT-261 is known as the Moki Dugway. I would not drive it in your RV although some have and have documented their adventures on youtube. As for places to see in the Monument Valley area, here are a few that we enjoyed: Goosenecks State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bluff Fort, South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, The Valley of The Gods, Edge of the Cedars State Park, and the Blanding Dinosaur Museum.


There is the Sand Island BLM campground near Bluff. There are three commercial RV parks in Bluff and one in Mexican Hat. All are less than the new tribal campground at Monument Valley and have full hookups.

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Howdy, Highly recommend going North Thru M V and Mexican Hat then out to Goosenecks State Park

State Park part is only parking lot, Bathroom & overlook, pave all the way to there. Scary signs about veh length on my way but thats past park.

on plateau overlooking multiple sections of San Juan river w/ great views of Monument Valley pass thru parking out onto desert.

Great base for touring Valley of the Gods, Blanding, Bluff, Dugway (scary road to Natural Bridges NP)

Happy Trails, Jim

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