We'll be drifting north fr Yuma around 1st of May and thinking of traveling via the Monument Valley area in UT & AZ. Doesn't seem to be many choices of RV parks in that area. We'd sure appreciate any input (good or bad) from any of you who have been there.
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Gouldings is a nice rv park with full hook up.
Within the park there is Mitten View campground with showers and restrooms and a dump station, no hook ups. $10.00 per night.
The old Mitten View campground is now the site of the Motel and Visitor Center. When we were there in October 2010 they allowed dry camping in a dirt/gravel lot with one porta-potty for $5/night. So it might be best to contact the tribal visitor center about what facilities are available.
Gouldings is nice and is the closest campground with hookups. There is a campground in Mexican Hat and a couple in Blanding. Check RV Park Reviews to see what others thought of them.
There is dry camping available at Goosenecks State Park and various spots on BLM lands in the area.
If you want to stay at Gouldings, you better make a reservation. They were packed a few days ago.
MV was nice and I could feel John Wayne's presence as I looked at the scenery. The videos Goulding's shows every noght in their little theater by the lodge are interesting and worth the time. The seats weren't comfy enough for me to sit thru one of the Duke's movies though.
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I stayed at Gouldings Rv park April 2,3,4th. It was awesome. While I think all sites were great space 34, the one I had was best, recommended by another on this site. It gives the great view. Space 12 and 45 are also on the end and would be great also. Also space 12,34and 45 have a fire pit. Showers close at 8pm if you use them. The Mitten campground is a big flat pklot of red dirt. It had a porta potty. It looked like the handful of trailers and RVs were at a out door Movie all lined up facing the valley. It was a fun trip. I also took a private tour of the Valley thru Goulding's I paid 68.00 a person but I would do it again in a heartbeat. You can drive the valley loop but I would do it with at least a pickup.
We too stayed at Gouldings when we visited years back. There is also Cadillac Ranch RV Park in Bluff, Utah really not too far from Gouldings. If you are adventuresome, you can boondocks at Goosenecks State Park - one place I aim to go back just to do - here's the link.
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Geez, now you told everyone about my secret / favorite spot (34) at Gouldings! :-)
Have stayed there 4 times - all in the same space. It is tough to get and has to be reserved well in advance. As said, 45 is good and my second choice. Site 12 is smaller I think and it might be a back-in; the other two a pull thru.
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