Hunts Mesa, Monument Valley, Arizona (with Map & Photos)

Hunts Mesa is a rock formation found in Monument Valley, south of the border between Utah and Arizona in the United States and west of the border between Arizona's Navajo County and Apache County. This is one of two popular inland locations in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where tourists can enjoy panoramic views of the popular sandstone formations from afar. The other is Mystery Valley. To get to any of them, a Navajo guide is required.

Hunts Mesa Monument Valley
Hunts Mesa Monument Valley

Hunts Mesa forms the southeastern edge of Monument Valley and the northern edge of Little Captain's Valley. Its height is 6370 feet (1942 m). Hunts Mesa is not accessed through a general park entrance, but through the sand dunes northeast of the city of Kayenta, Arizona.

Hunts Mesa Monument Valley
Hunts Mesa Monument Valley

After yesterday's adventures in the mountains of Colorado, we stopped for the night in the town of Durango, at a Travelodge motel. And it was the coldest night of the whole trip. I wanted to write that it was still not as cold as on the passes (-10°), but then I checked the weather archive, and it turned out that at night the temperature outside our window dropped as much as -12°C! No wonder, because the town is located at an altitude of 1988 m above sea level!

Hunts Mesa Monument Valley
Hunts Mesa Monument Valley

Hunts Mesa. The park is located on a plateau, where an incredibly picturesque serpentine leads. We drove along it for quite a long time, because every now and then we had to make stops to capture all this beauty.

Hunts Mesa Monument Valley Map