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New in 2008, the attractive View Hotel, P.O. Box 360457, Monument Valley, UT 84536 (tel. 435/727-5555; www.monumentvalleyview.com), is perched on the bluff next to the park's visitor center and nicely blends into the red-rock country. Every room has a private balcony with a drop-dead view of the Mittens and other valley landmarks. Rooms are modern, with flatscreen TVs, fridges, and other amenities. The property features an upscale restaurant that serves three meals a day, in-house guide service, and a trading post stocked with Navajo blankets and jewelry. Double rooms are $195 in summer, $149 fall and spring, and $95 in winter.

Goulding's Lodge, P.O. Box 360001, Monument Valley, UT 84536 (tel. 800/874-0902 or 435/727-3231; www.gouldings.com), on the Monument Valley access road about 2 miles west of its intersection with U.S. 163, has 62 modern motel rooms, each with Southwestern decor, cable TV and VCR (John Wayne and other Western movies available for rent), air-conditioning, hair dryer, iron and board, coffeemaker, and private patio or balcony. It has a small indoor heated pool and a restaurant serving three meals daily -- American cuisine plus traditional Navajo dishes, with dinner prices in the $10-to-$30 range. Room rates for two are $170 to $200 from April to mid-October, and $90 to $143 the rest of the year. Taxes of about 12% are added to your bill.

Camping

Primitive camping in the park (meaning no running water, only portable restrooms), operated by the tribal park administration, is available for $10 a night.

Goulding's Monument Valley Campground, on the Monument Valley access road about 3 miles west of its intersection with U.S. 163 (tel. 435/727-3231; www.gouldings.com), offers splendid views, plus full RV hookups including cable TV, an indoor heated swimming pool, modern restrooms with showers, a playground, a self-serve laundry, and a large convenience store. The campground is open year-round, but with limited services from November to mid-March. Tent sites cost $25, RV sites are $42, and cabins are $75, with discounts in winter.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.