Monument Valley, Utah

Goulding's Lodge & Campground

Monument Valley, Utah



Monument Valley, Utah
Phone: (435) 727-3231

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $43 7/2015

Latitude: 37.0062283161273
Longitude: -110.215133428574

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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171 Reviews

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gartail

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $43.00
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Campground is well maintained and has an indoor swimming pool by the campground side of the complex. Wi-Fi connection is basically non-existent because of an on-going repair that has been going on for a long time as we learned upon checking in. Wi-Fi is available by the lodge part of the complex but is slow. The cost of $3.00 per wash load is the highest of all the campgrounds we've been to. We won't camp here again as we feel the price is high especially not having Wi-Fi available. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to try the Navajo Taco at the restaurant.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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We stayed 3 nights for our first-ever visit to Monument Valley. There is another campground in the tribal park, but there is no shade at all (or hookups); Goulding's has at least minimal shade and of course has hookups. Sites numbered in the 30s have more space than those with the low numbers, and some of the sites in the 20s and 30s have pretty nice shade. There are a few sites that park in a line (i.e. one RV in front of another) - good for folks traveling together. There have been a few comments about sites not being level; ours wasn't completely so, but a couple blocks under the wheels sufficed just fine. The staff running the place were invariably pleasant and helpful. Yes, the price is a bit high, but the scenery can't be beat! We really enjoyed the tour of the valley and the convenience of being picked up right at the campground. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Meals in Goulding's Lodge are good & plentiful, and many feature Navajo fry bread and other local specialties. The John Wayne movies at the lodge are fun; you can take a shuttle there from the campground, or drive yourself. Nice little museum there too, based on the Gouldings who started the place, and on the movies filmed in the valley. No Verizon cell service here; roaming only. We kind of enjoyed being "off the grid" for a few days, in that respect.

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Gtwood65

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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If you want a place within a few miles of Monument Valley, this is the place. We did two nights and visited Monument Valley. There were full hookups but the Internet and cable did not work. The sites are dirt and took a lot of work to level the trailer. One person in our group had to dig holes for the uphill tires and raise the downhill tires 6 inches to get level. That being said, this is the only game in town near Monument Valley and there is no reason not to go there for a couple nights. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Monument Valley is about 4 miles away. Motor homes are not allowed in the valley due to the rugged road. If you are in a motor home you can leave it there and take the shuttle tour of Monument Valley right from Gouldings.

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Big Rigger

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $55.00
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This is the 2nd time come to Gouldings - booked 5 days - the site I was given had some big tree branches so I asked for options on a site and selected another one near the office. There was an overhanging tree at the exit which I trimmed myself in order to pull my 45' rig out without scraping the sides. Site was level, power/water/Sewer all fine - no picnic table so moved an extra one over from another site. WiFi was pathetic - I could draw webpages faster than they load on my computer. Told office and they said 'they're working on it'. That seems to be CG's excuse. Verizon didn't work at all but have a duplicate ATT phone for those times when Verizon doesn't work. Convenient pickup for tour at CG. There's not much choice in the area with hookups as others have pointed out . Many one night visitors in rental RV's but that makes these stays more interesting Would stay again but not for more than 2 nights. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

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rwarner22

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $47.00
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Good park. Great location for touring Monument Valley. Site was level and I like the fact the maintenance folks were out and working on the grounds. Everything was fine. We picked up the tour right at the campground office. Office staff was friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi on the grounds was limited. My MiFi worked fine.

I downgraded this a bit because the choices are limited and the prices are high. But we'd still come back again. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We were able to change our tour time from Friday morning to Thursday afternoon. Glad we did because we avoided the rain.

Our second day there we went through the museum which was excellent.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
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Beautiful park nestled in and amongst the beautiful rocks. Streets are paved, campsites are not. If it rains site can get muddy. Staff very friendly and accommodating to guests. Love the beauty of the area. Need at least 2 days to see it all. Would definitely return. Wish our stay could have been longer. We were in 45 ft RV and our site accommodated us just fine. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Horseback riding in park. Go to stable located near three sister monument when in park. About 15 minute ride after entering park.

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pyrthkr

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $43.00
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Very courteous and informative registration personnel. Power and water good (we use a surge protector with readouts as well as water pressure restricter anyway); cable kinda fuzzy but watchable. Used a couple small wood blocks under the rear tires to get absolutely level and could've been comfortable without them. Nice, short trail from the campground to a hidden arch. Be ready for red dust everywhere but deal with it. Lots of international travelers around. Only comment worth mentioning is that the 10 lb bag of ice we bought at the registration office was more like crushed ice than cubes - not a big deal! We would definitely return! We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Took one of the offered tours of Monument Valley and weren't disappointed. Enjoyed local fry bread dishes at the restaurant and went into hock procuring a Navajo rug at the trading post/gift shop - definitely worth it though!

A shuttle runs from the campground to the restaurant/trading post/gift shop in the evenings. Don't miss the opportunity!

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GrowFam

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $60.00
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Wow. The most we have spent for a site for the poorest quality of site. True that there's no other parks around for miles and miles, but this one is ridiculously priced for what you get.

We were put in a very unlevel, dirt space next to the RV dump! Not even technically in the campground. Looks like they added 4 more spaces out here without any thought or planning. The sewer connection for the site is uphill from the space!!! So uphill that we couldn't connect. And make sure you use a water filter here. The folks in the site next to us didn't have one and had plant matter coming out of their faucets, which then clogged up. Yuck. No picnic table, fire ring, grill, nothing. Wifi is only wifi in the technical sense. Couldn't even get our email to load.

Not only was our space horrible and next to the septic dump, but it was at the fence line to the residences next door where there are tons of loose, stray barking dogs. They tried to attack my husband when he was outside and after that, he forbid the rest of us from going outside alone. These dogs barked all night long both nights we were here.

If we'd only paid $20 a night for this, I wouldn't be bothered much. But three times that amount... crazy. Not good. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Fotodog

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $48.00
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Not many options in this area, and this was the only place I saw with hookups, so it gets busy and requires reservations. We got a nice clean site with a view out our front window of the nearby canyon wall. WiFi is pretty much unusable, as was our cable tv. There is good satellite tv reception if you have it, but I wanted to watch an ABC sports program (go Warriors!) and Utah is out of my viewing area for local channels, so I really wanted to get the cable working. Lots of credit to the security/maintenance man Albert! He is Navajo, the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and worked for over an hour trying to resolve the cable problems. Not much success, but I really appreciated the effort. This seems like the place to stay in Monument Valley. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

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4950

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
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I thought the sites were quite tight but adequate. Best park in area if you want hookups. Great historical information in lodge and there were grocery, gas and auto wash available nearby. Would stay again to tour the area. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Senior Camper

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $53.00
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The price was a bit steep for what you got. Dirt pads and sites were pretty close. Quiet and the surroundings were absolutely beautiful. Nice gift shop. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Michigan Yooper

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
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As mentioned earlier, the sites are a bit narrow but the location is right in the sandstone hills near the monument. 50amps, good water, good sewer, dusty with wind but this is the nature of this desert. We needed our heater in late April and our golden retriever gained a reddish hue as did the underside of the clouds passing over monument valley. It's a very good deal considering it is in the middle of nowhere, run by the friendly/artistic Navajo Indians, with monument nearby. There are tours available and a self drive as well. Many campers walk up to a hidden stone arch adjacent to the campground. There are many views you won't regret staying here guaranteed. Pets are welcome but please pick up if you own a dog. There are a couple local cats that don't. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Self driven tour of Monument Valley $20 one car, or various tours $56 - $70 per person from a couple hours to all day (with meal) in open pickup truck/bus tour type vehicles. Take sunglasses, water bottle and jacket as conditions change fast.

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cwier

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $28.00
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Good in and out with big rig. Utilities worked well. Our site was level but some others looked iffy. Wi-Fi was poor in our site but if I walked to the office it was better there. Verizon signal was extended service and came and went. What I expected from this remote location in a canyon. Nice people in office. Goulding's Deluxe valley tour picked up at the office. Our guide and was excellent! We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dave51

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $45.00
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Rate is with Good Sam discount. The rate is high, but there are limited choices for this area. Site 20 is a full hookup site with cable and 50 amps and a partial view of Monument Valley. Low hanging tree branches had to be trimmed so they would not rub the coach. Good Verizon cell/MiFi coverage. There are two short hiking trails near the campground. Near the campground are groceries, laundry, gas, convenience store, restaurant and museum. Goulding's also has Monument Valley tours (additional fee). We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Glory

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
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We stayed here for a week. The sites are a little closer to each other than we like. The roadways within the park are asphalt but everything else is gravel and dirt. The bathrooms were so-so. The men's was inadequate for the amount of people who stay here. There was only one stall and two urinals. We had a good Wi-Fi signal and Verizon signal. They have an interesting museum with lots of movie memorabilia and trivia from the movies that were made here. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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