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Goulding's Lodge & Campground

Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah


2000 Main St
Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536
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Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.00620
Longitude: -110.21540

Elevation: 5340' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Good destination CG for visiting Monument Valley. The sites are close together and some are not level. The interior roads are well marked but tight. Most sites are pull-throughs. There are a limited number of long sites. Goulding's operates many enterprises in the area - grocery store, gas station, car wash, gift shop, restaurant, etc.; all seem to be priced high. The CG WiFi does not work well, however the cable TV feed does. There are no OTA stations serving the area. There are fire rings provided, but you hope your neighbor won't use his because the sites are so close. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The restaurant at Goulding's has a limited menu and their prices seem high. A better alternative is "The View" Hotel restaurant about 5 miles away, although you will have to pay $20 to access the Navajo Park IF the booth is manned.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful scenery, great service. Sites are just way too close together. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We reserved a paid for a premium site 9 months in advance. Imagine our surprise that we were given a much smaller site where we barely fit. They said it was a glitch and refunded the difference. It took quite a bit of maneuvering, but we finally got our trailer into the site, but then the leveling was a problem. Site was extremely tight with neighbors sewer hose just a few inches from our picnic table. The electricity worked great. The water was terrible, so we only used it in the toilet and washing. The showers are ok, except extremely small with nowhere to sit down. The little store seemed pretty well-equipped, and we didn't even visit the larger market just a short distance away. Wifi worked extremely well. Trash was convenient but no recycling. There were lots of overhead branches hitting the trailer, but thankfully the wind stayed calm. There was a free showing of the Searchers at night. Nice touch! We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

If you want hookups, laundromat and some shade, this is your best option in Monument Valley. This campground doesn't have much of a view of Monument Valley, so you'll want to take a day trip there. I second the advice to look over your site before committing to it; we had tree branches scraping our roof in the breeze and we were behind a noisy refrigeration unit on the office building. Many sites are unlevel. We drove by the View campground, which indeed has a great view of the Valley and the iconic Mittens. It is basically a dusty shadeless parking lot for dry camping, with a terrific view. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We took the morning Deluxe tour with a Navajo guide, who taught us a lot about the Navajo and the valley. This 3.5-hour tour leaves early, when it's cooler. It includes several arches and some petroglyphs.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

The bathrooms were very limited with the men's room having only one toilet and one urinal for all of the campground which not only had several RV sites and several tent sites. My site #24 was not very level and needed additional blocking to level up my RV. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Monument Valley.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is tucked into a red rock canyon above the lodge. Back-in sites are tight withlimited maneuvering room - get a pull-thru if you can. There are tent sites here too. Some trees and shade. Utilities are good - WIFI acceptable for email and Facebook. Office has a limited supply of items - drove to the KOA to buy a replacement water filter. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Goulding's operates tours into the Navajo park, which can be reserved at the office, with pick-up at the park. The roads through the Navajo park are pretty rough for driving yourself. The diner at the Goulding's Lodge was acceptable, but food was better at The View Hotel restaurant inside the Navajo park. Those are the only dining options we found in Monument Valley. Lodge gift shop was over-priced relative to side-of-the-road stands operated by local Indians.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park nestled in a beautiful red rock canyon. Interior roads are paved, sites are gravel but not too level. Check-in was easy and the staff very helpful. Everything was clean and well maintained. Be prepared for dust as it can be windy, and this is the high desert. We had no issues with WiFi or cell reception (ATT) We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take one of the tours of Monument Valley offered through Gouldings. Although a little pricey, it will save wear and tear on your vehicle as the "roads" through the tribal park are atrocious at best! Our Navajo guide was excellent and we really enjoyed his insight into tribal history.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Location, location, location. Full-hookups close to Monument Valley. Asphalt roads with gravel sites. Many are tiered pull-thoughts and are tight for full-size coaches. We were in a back-up that was not level (both back to front and side to side). Took three attempts and lots of blocks to get level. To get level the slide out was in a small tree. Lots of wind and red dust everywhere. Feral cats and stray dogs frequent the park. Wi-Fi was slow and unreliable. Sewer connection is in back of site. It was a stretch with 20' hose and very little fall from coach. Cell service (Verizon) was very spotty. Nearby arch is pretty cool. Best option in the area, but expensive for what you get. IMO "Monument Valley" is over rated. Road is very dusty and rough, and the folks taking the tours in open vehicles are continuously sucking dust. Spend a day and move on. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

IMO "Monument Valley" is overrated. Many view points along hwy. 163 are just as impressive and no dust. Restaurant was good. Enjoyed the Navajo taco.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $84.00
Overall Rating:

We really liked this park when we stayed 2 nights in May, 2019. The price was a little steep but it is a tourist stop and we kind of expected it to be more. The sites were very close together and we had to level our Class C. The pull through was very small and we could not have left our Jeep attached if we had wanted to. It was clean and the people were very nice. The laundry room was clean and while the washer was a little expensive the dryers were not so they kind of offset that. We took a tour of the Navaho Reservation through the camp ground and our guide was excellent. We enjoyed that a lot and are still talking about it. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

Our group of 3 RV's stayed three night. I can't say enough about the operation of the campground. There was an error on the deposit paid for the three spaces, but the clerks immediately corrected the error in their computer system instead of staring at us like we were space aliens asking them to kill their first born. The cleanliness was very good. In fact when we arrived at our site, the grounds keeping crew was just finishing up raking the space and pulling weeds. They had a very clean laundry. They have free shuttle service to the Hotel Restaurant and Gift shop. This is not an economy campground. The location and scenery was worth the price. Monument Valley is an International tourist destination. We heard French, German, British English and some other dialects that we could recognize. This was such a positive experience that we plan to return in a few years. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The gift shop near the hotel restaurant is a must visit. The items sold are genuine Navajo...not genuine "Indian" stuff made in Vietnam etc. There is a fairly good size grocery store on the road into the campground. Gas prices are cheaper than the outside world (this is on an Indian Reservation) since the Navajo nation does not have to charge federal gas taxes. If you're not pulling a TOAD the campground offers (fee) tours of Monument valley.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 71

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $81.00
Overall Rating:

We pull a 43 ft fifthwheel with an F350 Dually. Check in was not easy; you need to look at the site they assign you before you pull your rig in. This park is built into a hillside. Some sites are level and some desperately need to be re-graded. This is the first time in five years of full time RVing, we had our front stabilizers fully extended with two leveling blocks under them. Site was way off level front to back and side to side (site 62). Once set up, we just loved this park. Lanes are paved and sites are wide enough to have your slides and awnings out plus park your truck side by side. Lanes are paved and sites are dirt. There is a picnic table and a standup grill at each site. Big trees on each site for nice afternoon shade. Beautifully landscaped park. Nice big fenced off leash dog park on site. No bugs while we were there. The location of this park is spectacular with giant red cliffs all around. The other RVers were really friendly. The Utilities worked well. No Verizon or AT&T data. AT&T cell is 3G. Park WIFI is okay for checking email only. Nice Cable TV. Some spotty coverage with AT&T cell. This is a very remote area so lack of cell coverage is to be expected. Our satellite worked well. Be aware: this park is about 22 miles north of Kenyata AZ and 22 miles south of Mexican Hat. Gouldings has a grocery store. There is a restaurant at the Lodge nearby. And you can schedule tours of Monument Valley from the lodge. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

RV park is one mile from Monument Valley. You are in the middle of nowhere. The lodge restaurant is okay.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

OMG. Beautiful views; the most scenic place we have ever camped. Some sites are not level front to back which makes it difficult if you are trying to stay hooked. The campground is quite a ways from the lodge, store, etc. but the park provides an on-demand shuttle. We took the Deluxe Monument Valley tour at 8am. Enjoyed the tour but it presented an uncomfortable start due to early morning blinding sun. The tour picked us up right at the campground. Very convenient. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $64.00
Overall Rating:

It's all about location here. You have wonderful views. Mostly pull throughs, gravel sites with FHU 30/50 amp, cable, wifi is good, 3G Verizon. The sites are close but I don't feel crowded. There are cabins, tent sites. My only complaint is that we had to park the truck perpendicular to the site. There's a lodge with restaurants, grocery stores. Tours & other places to visit close by. Would return. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tour - Mexican Hat is close by.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

The good about the location - it is away from the highway and has a partial view of the valley. The bad - it is next to a water station for the area residents to come bring their large tanks to fill (often with a diesel truck). We were in Row 1, Site 15 and it was very tight for our unit. We had to disconnect the truck and angle it carefully into the spot. We were very close to neighbors, to the point we asked one of them to heat with propane instead of their heat pump the next night. Also, some of the neighborhood dogs and cats roam the CG. The staff obviously works hard to clean the restrooms, but the management needs to spend a little to update the hardware - things were old and clean. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here so we could take their early morning tour which will pick you up right at the campground. This is really the only game in town. There are other campgrounds where you rent a patch of dirt with a great view. We had full hookups, a level site and good wifi surrounded by big red rocks and with a view of the mittens. Roads are paved and it's clean considering it's surrounded by red dirt. This is our 2nd time here. We've taken tours through Goulding's twice since we can leave our dogs in the RV with the AC running and just walk to the store to pick up the tour. We camped at Goulding's Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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