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The Monument Valley Loop is a picturesque ride through Northeast Arizona and Southeast Utah.  Starting in Mexican Hat, Utah, this route is filled with amazing scenery from the very first mile.  As riders climb out of the San Juan River canyon they immediately see the first of many rock formations; Alhambra Rock.  This is just a preview of what’s ahead.


Continuing on, riders climb to the top of a small rise and the famous Monument Valley rock formations are laid out in front of them.  The road stretches out like a ribbon and riders can take in the scenery that has been featured in numerous movies and tv shows.


Monument Valley Road is located close to the Arizona state line and it provides a paved path to the Monument Valley Visitor’s Center.  Riders can take a guided tour or a self-guided tour.  Be aware that there is currently a limit on the number of people allowed in the park at one time, so call ahead or check their website for details.


Across Highway 163 from the Monument Valley entrance is another short ride that takes riders past the regional airport.  There are more incredible rock formations on this loop as well, but since part of the road is unpaved, we did not include it in this route.


Continuing farther South, riders encounter more mesas and rock formations as they approach Kayenta, Arizona.  The scenery continues to change as the route travels South to Many Farms, Arizona.


At Many Farms, the route turns Northeast and climbs up through the rock formations to Round Rock where the route turns almost straight North.  As the route progresses North, the rock formations get more pronounced and closer to the road.  At one point the road actually cuts through a rock outcropping.


Eventually this route leads back to Highway 163.  If you take a short side trip to Sand Island Recreational Area, you can view the Sand Island Petroglyph Panel.  Turning left takes riders past another set of amazing rock formations, past Mexican Hat Rock and back into the starting point in Mexican Hat.


Location:  Northeast Arizona Southeast Utah

Approximate Mileage:  200 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.5 Hours 

Surface:  Paved.



  • Halchita, UT - Alhambra Rock Viewpoint
  • Bluff, UT - Sand Island Petroglyphs
  • Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ  - Monument Valley Visitors Center
  • Mexican Hat, UT - Monument Valley Overlook, Forrest Gump Point, Monument Valley Photopoint, Redlands Viewpoint, Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat Rock


Motorcycle Rides, Arizona, Utah, Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Halchita, Kayenta, Many Farms, Round Rock, Mexican Water, Bluff

Monument Valley Loop

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