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  1. Default Monument Valley to Zion Best Route

    Going to be driving from Monument Valley to Zion. Wondering the best route to take. Also wondering how far is Four Corners truly from Monument Valley? Will be at Cameron Trading Post overnight then plan to head to Monument Valley. Should I head to 4 corners first the on to Monument Valley? Or should I skip four corners and go staight to Monument valley? Have one night reservation at The View then will head to Zion . Would like best driving route from Monument Valley to Zion. Also read in one of the threads that Monument Valley is pretty dusty...are there any exclusions on car rentals regarding issues with doing the tour through Monument Valley with your rental car? Are there driving maps of monument valley available on line or at The View? Thanks for all the great info. I've been enjoying reading all of the different threads.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    If you really want to go to Four corners I would elect to go there direct from Cameron and then back to MV. You should know that there is nothing much else at Four corners other than to pose for a picture on the FC monument. It's worth it when driving nearby, but I am not sure I would add 150 miles of driving for that ?

    You will almost certainly be breaking the terms of your rental agreement by driving 'off road,' but there are plenty of tour trucks in MV to do the ride while you enjoy the views.

    There is no single 'best route,' but to get from MV to Zion, head back to US160 to AZ 98 to Page and then US89 to UT9 and through the Mount Carmel tunnel into Zion.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    Monument Valley to Zion is 270 miles via Kayenta, US-160 to AZ-98 to Page, then US-89 to UT-9. This is about a 5.5 hour drive and does not take you through Cameron. Going via Cameron adds 80 miles and about an hour and a half.

    If you are going to Cameron FIRST before MV, it's about 120 miles from Cameron to MV, and it will take 2 to 2.5 hours. From Cameron to 4 Corners, it's about 180 miles, 3 to 3.5 hours. 4 Corners to MV is 90 miles via CO-41/UT-262/UT-163/US-163, and takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

    The tour through MV is a rough dirt road and will violate your rental agreement. I'd recommend you take one of the guided Jeep tours. There's a visitor's center with all the info you need.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    PO Box 360289
    Monument Valley, Utah 84536

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    steamboat springs, colorado

    Default 4 corners. not 4 thumbs up.

    i painted a picture in my head of the 4 corners my whole life. then i went this past fall. not what you expect it to be, atleast in my opinion. however if your stubborn and determined to cross this one off your list, by all means take the drive through the desert and put all 4 paws in each state :)

  5. Default Thanks!

    The input is great! Figured 4 corners wasn't really worth my time but thought I'd ask. We're actually coming by way of Phoenix and hitting a few monuments along the way. Stopping overnight in Cameron then headed to Monument Valley. I have way...way..way...too much crammed into our trip but really want to see as much as possible since I do not know when we'll get back to that area.
    From Monument Valley to Zion, Zion to Bryce, Bryce to Grand Canyon (yes I know..I should see Grand Canyon from Cameron but there are no hotel rooms available in GC then..will reroute if something opens up..I check daily), then from GC to Sedona, Sedona back to Phoenix. Few days in Phoenix for a conference. Total travel days 12 !

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    If you could reverse the visit of Zion and Bryce it would be possible to go to Bryce from MV via Mexican hat and up the Moki Dugway [UT261/95] to Hanksville, past Capitol Reef and down Utah scenic 12 from Torrey. It's the long way around, but would make an amazing drive and create a loop that doesn't go over the same ground.

  7. Default interesting idea

    sounds like an interesting long do you think that route would take ?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    MV to Bryce via that route is about 300 miles, and could probably be done in about 7 hours.

    If you already have rooms in Cameron, why not use that as your "base" for seeing the Grand Canyon? Just book a second night if necessary.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    SF Bay Area


    Try to squeeze a visit to Antelope Canyon in as you pass through Page.

  10. Default does this make more sense for a travel route?

    Okay...does this make more sense?

    Day 1: phoenix to Cameron (seeing sites along the way)
    Day 2: Cameron early am to Grand Canyon (return to cameron to sleep)
    Day 3: early am head to Monument Valley (sleep there)
    Day 4: early am head to Zion (by way of page see antelope canyon) sleep zion
    Day 5: spend day at zion then head to Bryce sleep there
    Day 6: Spend day at Bryce early evening head to Sedona
    Day 6: Sedona for 2 days
    Day 7: stil in Sedona
    Day 8: head to Phoenix for conference for 4 days

    make sense??? it sound like it make more sense for me to go Bryce to Sedona then Bryce to Grand Caynon as I had planned? my original plan was phoenix to cameron, mv, zion, bryce, gc, sedona, back to phoenix

    Ahh the anxiety of planning the perfect trip with the limited travel days I have !!

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