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Goulding's Monument Valley Campground & RV Park

Monument Valley is one of the most spectacular sights in the American Southwest. Thanks to John Ford directed movies like The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Stagecoach, the valley’s sandstone buttes are often associated with trademark Southwestern desert landscapes. Book an RV in San Juan County, Utah, and you'll have an amazing way to experience all that this beautiful region has to offer.Goulding’s Monument Valley RV Park and Campground is one of the most convenient places to stay when you’re motorhome camping near Monument Valley. Given that Monument Valley is located in a very remote area on the Navajo reservation, there are fewer RV campgrounds than might be expected for such an iconic tourist attraction. Goulding’s offers some fantastic amenities, like full hookups with 50-amp capacity, cable TV, picnic tables, and Wi-Fi.It’s also a one-stop-shop for all the necessities in the Monument Valley region. It has a laundromat, a convenience store with take-out meals, a restaurant, and a gas station. You wouldn’t think that such a remote location would have so much, but there’s also an indoor pool to swim in, a gift shop for souvenir hunting, a theater that shows all the John Ford movies that made the valley famous, and a shuttle bus to take you between the campground and all these amenities. There’s little reason that you’d need to leave the Monument Valley area when you’re camping with an RV here.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The obvious outdoor attraction when you are RV camping at Goulding’s RV Park and Campground is Monument Valley itself. But there are several ways to explore it, depending on how much time you have to spend there. The simplest is the 17-mile scenic drive loop through the park, which can be done on your own in just about any vehicle. The loop visits the most iconic buttes, and if you’re itching to get out of your rental RV, the four-mile-long Wildcat hiking trail is open to the public.Most of the activities in Monument Valley require that you join a tour though, primarily for the protection of the fragile ecosystem. Scenic driving tours will take you through some of the lesser-known sections of the park with guides that can explain the rich history of the valley and what it means to the Navajo tribe. A much larger network of trails will be open for hiking on these tours, and you can book overnight camping trips.Some other options for outdoor recreation when RV camping near Monument Valley include Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The former is about three and a half hours' drive away from Monument Valley, making for a long day trip or an overnighter. Many tourists come to stand in awe of the mighty canyon, while more intrepid hikers should make a trip to the bottom of it along the Bright Angel Trail. Grand Staircase-Escalante can be accessed near Whaweap, Arizona, and is one of the largest national monuments in the country and takes up a considerable portion of southern Utah adjacent to Lake Powell. If you’ve got the vehicle for it, there are loads of interesting off-highway driving opportunities here and hundreds of hiking trails to explore. If you’re hoping to beat the heat, Lake Powell is one of the region’s most popular spot for swimming and water sports.

Exploring the City

Urban amenities are few and far between when you’re camping at Goulding’s Monument Valley RV Park and Campground. One of the closest towns is Kenyata, Arizona, about half an hour's drive from Monument Valley. There’s not a lot of commercial development there, but you can find a grocery store, gas station, and a few cafes – some of them serving excellent Mexican/Native American fusion fare.Kenyata is also home to the Navajo Code Talkers exhibit; a small, but deeply important museum chronicling the contributions of the Navajo tribe in keeping American military communication secret during World War II. It mainly consists of photographs and newspaper articles, along with some military uniforms and patches that can be pieced together to tell the heroic story.Just down the road from the Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit is the Navajo Cultural Center, another museum that is woefully small for its significance. On its grounds are a traditional Navajo Hogan (a small dwelling made from mud and logs), a sweat lodge, and a few wagons. On weekends, there’s occasionally a presentation about the code talkers. If you want to buy some authentic Navajo crafts, there are usually a few tables selling them nearby.


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Find the perfect RV for Goulding's Monument Valley Campground & RV Park

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.