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Monument Valley KOA

Envision the American Southwest, and you’ve almost certainly conjured up images of Monument Valley. Thanks to Hollywood director John Ford and the movies he filmed there, like Stagecoach and The Searchers, Monument Valley is the embodiment of the American desert landscape. On the border between Arizona and Utah, Monument Valley is about as far away as you can get from civilization in the lower 48 states. It’s nearly five hours' drive from Phoenix, the closest large city, and three hours' drive from Moab – Utah’s hub for outdoor recreation. When camping at Monument Valley KOA, expect to do some driving to get to nearby attractions.RV camping at Monument Valley KOA might not be as luxurious as it could be at some of the brand's other campgrounds. This KOA keeps things simple, comfortable, and convenient, offering sites with full hookups with 50 amp electrical capacity, with some sites large enough to accommodate 75-foot-long RVs. Most visitors who book an RV in San Juan County are trying to get away from crowds and technology though, looking to enjoy nature in its purest form. If you’re bringing a four-legged companion on your campervan rental adventure though, the park does offer a designated area for them to exercise.



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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 rock formations of Monument Valley are the most obvious outdoor attraction when renting an RV in the area, and you can explore the valley in your own vehicle if you want. However, to really understand the region, it’s best to take one of the tours led by Native American guides who can better explain the land’s significance to their culture. Don’t forget to step outside your RV rental after dark too; Monument Valley has some of the darkest skies in the country and is ideal for stargazing on a cloudless night.Visiting the Grand Canyon is another must when motorhome camping near Monument Valley. Most of the park’s tourist facilities are located on its southern rim, which is about three hours' drive away, but if you’re hoping to avoid lots of other tourists, the north rim, about four hours' drive away, is the place to be. You can experience the grandeur of America’s most iconic natural landscape from the Bright Angel Point Trail, a flat and paved path near the Grand Canyon Lodge that has expansive views of canyon’s colorful rock strata. Serious hikers can descend the separate Bright Angel Trail down to the Colorado River, an eight-mile hike with over three-quarters of a mile of elevation loss. Just remember you’ll have to climb the same distance to get out (after spending the night).Lake Powell and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are also just a couple of hours' drive from Monument Valley and a popular place to cool off during the heat of summer. The massive reservoir is the second largest in the country, behind nearby Lake Mead, so you’ll never feel crowded there. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent in the nearby town of Page, but many visitors just enjoy swimming in the beautiful sandstone canyon.

Exploring the City

Unlike most KOA campgrounds, Monument Valley isn’t very close to any major towns. The closest community is Halchita in Utah, but most visitors will drive to the larger town of Kayenta in Arizona, about half an hour’s drive away. It’s considered the gateway to Monument Valley and will have most of the basic services you’ll need for RV camping. Restaurant options are fairly limited, but you will find some excellent Mexican cuisine and a few places serving Native American specialties like hot pillows of fry bread. While there is a gas station in Monument Valley, it might be best to fuel up your rig and dump your tanks in Kayenta.Despite its small size, Kayenta also has some excellent historical sites worth checking out while you’re in town. The Navajo Code Talkers exhibit is the most well known and focuses on the critical role that Navajo soldiers played in World War II, using their native language as a cipher to conceal American communications from the Axis powers. What’s unexpected is the location of the exhibit – it’s inside a fast food restaurant. Its unorthodox placement aside though, there’s a lot to learn from the informational panels. To learn more about the Code Talkers, there’s also a larger exhibit at the Monument Valley Visitors Center.There’s also the Navajo Cultural Center just down the road from the Code Talkers Exhibit, in front of a hotel. It’s a rather small museum, but a fascinating look at the Navajo culture. Outside the museum is a historical Navajo sweat lodge built from mud and wood beams. On the weekends, real-life code talkers sometimes give presentations too.


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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.