|Above, The Beast at Goulding's Lodge Campground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
One of the nicest campgrounds I have stayed at for scenery was Goulding's Lodge Campground at Monument Valley.
Goulding's Lodge, formerly known as Goulding's Trading Post, is a lodge, trading post, and museum located just north of the Arizona–Utah border, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley. Harry Goulding introduced director John Ford to Monument Valley where he shot several of his classic westerns. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1980.
It is situated about a mile up the road from Goulding's Lodge, museum, gift store, dining room and John Wayne's Cabin in a narrow canyon framed by red rocks.
There is a store and laundromat nearby at the campground along with restrooms. It is also a stop for the shuttle service (in season) and the Goulding's Monument Valley Tours.
Each campsite comes with full hook-ups, a table and barbecue grill. Some have fire pits, but the majority of sites don't.
Campground amenities include:
Full RV Hook-ups
50 Amp Service
Complimentary Wireless Internet (available in most areas)
Indoor Pool (closed in the winter)
On-site Convenience Store
Goulding's Lodge Campground is the perfect place for a base camp for visitors to Monument Valley.
I enjoyed my stay at Goulding's Lodge Campground and tour of Monument Valley. I consider it to be one of the highlights of my trip.
Some photos of Goulding's Lodge Campground taken during my stay: