Four Corners Road Trip (and more!)
- Renting a car may be a good idea. 1,000 miles is a lot to put on your car over four days, so it may be worth the hundred or two dollars to save the wear and tear on your car... especially with the rugged roads of Monument Valley.
- Plan your stops and hotels beforehand. Having never lived or really traveled in remote areas (in the US, anyway), I took for granted that there would be gas, food, and hotels whenever we needed them. Not the case. At all. In Chinle there were only 2 restaurants - one closed, the other Burger King.
- People say that Tribal police are more inclined to issue speeding tickets, etc. I don't know if that's prejudice or fact, but it's not worth finding out. The Reservation does have a different set of customs, culture, and law. Respect them; respect the people.
- The Navajo land has areas with poverty unlike most of us have seen. Empathize, don't patronize.
- Gather your routes and any other necessary ahead of time, you won't always have cell/data service.
- Like the WPA posters, but don't want to risk bending them? Order online - http://www.rangerdoug.com/.
|I've seen it twice and didn't go in. Here's the sign and Mt. Humphreys.|