Monument Valley Tours
THINGS TO DO IN MONUMENT VALLEY
This flight to Monument Valley is the tour of a lifetime! Opportunities for spectacular photography abound. Fly south from Moab to the Navajo Tribal Park of Monument Valley, into the heart of the Grand Circle and Four Corners. On the way, see Canyonlands National Park, Dark Canyon Wilderness Area, Natural Bridges National Monument, Cedar Mesa/Grand Gulch, and Valley of the Gods. Look down on cliffs, canyons, mesas, and desert scrub that have been home to generations of ancient and modern Native Americans. After a brief touch down, the famous Mittens and other well known features will be explored from the air. It’s truly the best way to see Monument Valley.
Monument Valley was first made internationally famous by John Wayne movies filmed in the area. Over 130 cinema and television productions have featured its compelling scenery, among them Stagecoach, Rio Grande , 2001: A Space Odyssey, Easy Rider, Wind Talkers, and Mission: Impossible II. These films have been widely viewed, making the park a major tourist attraction, but from the air you will enjoy the sights that very few have seen and gain a greater appreciation of their improbable beauty. The entire Monument Valley air tour provides a splendid overview of a vast area that could take years to explore. The wonders of its diverse geology and human history are the material of enduring memories!
What you’ll see
Totem Pole and Yei Be Chei
Thunderbird Mesa and Big Chair
Elephant Butte and Camel Butte
Mitchell Mesa, Wetherill Mesa, and Rain God Mesa
Valley of the Gods
Cedar Mesa/Grand Gulch
Dark Canyon Wilderness Area
Natural Bridges NM
Canyonlands NP and the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers
Reviews from our guests
“We decided to ‘see’ Arches & Canyonlands from above first, then explore each on foot. Best decision ever. There were things we couldn’t get to on foot, and, seeing the vast expanse of the parks was breath – taking. Dan, our pilot, was the best. Smooth takeoff and landing, great knowledge of what we were looking at, and fun personality. Highly recommend this flight!”
Sharon and Mark H
“A friend and I took the Canyonlands and Arches tour and it was so worth it! We got amazing views and fabulous information about the area – both current and historical. The scenery was breathtaking. Also, ask for Craig to be your pilot – he was engaging, funny and super chill.”
“Amazing views of places in the parks you wouldn’t normally see otherwise. The pilot was knowledgeable, knowing what the best sights are, their names, and some places that people can’t get to without a long hike. Incredible perspectives of the Confluence between the Green and Colorado rivers, arches, canyons, and more!”
“We had James as our pilot for an 11AM flight. My wife was particularly nervous from claustrophobia and a fear of heights. But James had a very calming personality and was an excellent pilot during take-off, the whole flight, and landing. We got great views of Arches, Canyonlands, La Salle Mountains and Colorado River. Amazing experience, and would absolutely recommend.”
“My husband and I were on our way to Colorado for a wedding and had never been to Moab. Only had part of a day to see the sights. What a way to go!!! Excellent price, excellent service. Craig, our pilot, gave us the best tour of the entire area. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to go. Anyone wanting to see it all, book this trip. We will go back.”
ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS
DO WE ACTUALLY FLY OVER THE NATIONAL PARK?
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
Water, a light jacket, camera, and a smile.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE?
All ages are welcome on our flights! Children over 24 months must sit in their own seat on the plane. Booster pillows are provided by Redtail Air. Children under the age of 12 are half price on all flights.
HOW BIG IS THE PLANE? HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT?
Up to 9 in a single plane, multiple planes for larger groups.