Known for incredible vistas and amazing photographic scenery, Hunts Mesa is the hidden jewel of Monument Valley. However, like most secluded wonders, getting there is not easy ... More info ›
Known for incredible vistas and amazing photographic scenery, Hunts Mesa is the hidden jewel of Monument Valley. However, like most secluded wonders, getting there is not easy. Our experienced team recommends our Hunts Mesa safaris for adventurous campers, landscape photographers and anyone looking for an off the beaten trail cultural experience.
Recommended for amateur or professional photographers, this safari offers award-winning photo opportunities in a landscape unlike any in the world.
Begin this safari five hours before sundown. The 2-hour drive takes you to the scenic Hunt's Mesa overlook. At 6,795 feet (2,071 meters) above see level, the safari camp overlooks the whole of Lower Monument Valley. You will arrive approximately three hours before the sun begins to set. During that 3-hour time slot, your safari guide will familiarize you with the area, including some of the best places to capture sunset photos.
Visitors to Hunt's Mesa take great pleasure in marveling at its unspoiled beauty; rich, colorful, dramatic and sheer cliffs; and magnificent panoramas.
On this safari, take advantage of the mesas many opportunities, but please note you must be willing to "rough it."
While you take sunset photographs, your guide sets up camp and makes a cedar-wood fire. Monument Valley Safari provides everything for your comfort, including clean sleeping bags, a large spring-bar tent, reclining camping chairs, toiletries, and an optional meals package.
In the morning, you'll have plenty of time to explore the area and take sunrise photos. On your decent from the mesa, you'll visit some of the area's natural arches and Anasazi ruins tucked away in labyrinthine narrow canyons and alcoves.