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 had a wonderful experience on our Monument Valley flight! We moved to Moab last year and have driven through Canyonlands and Monument Valley by car but seeing it from the air was such a thrill!
Our pilot, James, was both professional and personable – he pointed out the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, the different mountain ranges, natural bridges, arches, and rock formations down below.
Everyone had a window seat with large viewing windows and plenty of leg room. There was also a 30 minute stop in Monument Valley to walk around and learn about the area! This tour exceeded our expectations and I would absolutely take a tour with Red Tail again.
We called the day before and booked our tour to Monument Valley with Baylee. This am we arrived and Baylee asked my wife if she would like some wrist bands to help prevent air sickness. My wife said yes. We then had a short wait til we met our Pilots Tom and Derrick. After a safety briefing we were on our way over Canyonlands, Natural Bridges and other fascinating areas. The highlight of the tour was viewing Monument Valley and then lining up the aircraft for a landing at Monument Valley Airport. We were able to stretch our legs and visit the movie set of the cabin of John Wayne from “She wore a yellow ribbon.” The views from the airport, overlooking the Valley are etched in my mind from watching dozens of Western movies. On the way back we visited the sights where Tom Cruise defied death at Dead Horse State Park in Mission Impossible II; and where Thelma and Louise drove their car into the Colorado River. Tom and Derrick are true professionals. We would enjoy flying with them again.
My wife and I booked this tour in advance since we only had one day in the Moab area. We were excited to discover that it is possible to see all of the biggies from the air without waiting in line to enter the Parks and driving from one to the next. The adventure was so worth every penny we paid. We had our own Cessna aircraft with Derrick Peterson as our pilot and guide. He was extremely knowledgable about everything we saw (and it was a lot). He skillfully piloted the plane to maximize our viewing opportunities at every site. Since returning to our hotel, we are still excited about our adventure and are happy to share our memories with everyone. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.
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. If a car seat is needed you must purchase a seat.
HOW BIG IS THE PLANE? HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT?
Up to 9 in a single plane, multiple planes for larger groups.