Established in 1928 by Harry and Leone (Mike) Goulding, Goulding's Trading Post in Monument Valley conducted business with the local Navajo population, who traded their silver jewelry and hand-woven rugs for food and supplies. Goulding's Museum and Trading Post today provide visitors with insights into Monument Valley's rich and colorful history. The original Trading Post exhibits Ancestral Puebloan artifacts, motion picture memorabilia, historical photos, and a Josef Muench exhibit. The Museum is a nonprofit enterprise proceeds from which provide scholarships for local Navajo students. The lodge offers nighly showings of 'Earth Spirit', a film about the valley and its people. Tours are available.
Lodging Style and Amenities
The Lodge has 62 non-smoking rooms, most with private balconies and each with its own spectacular view of the valley. In addition there are eight canyon suites. Nestled in the canyon near the Lodge is Goulding's Camp Park, which also offers panoramic views as well as tent sites, camping cabins, and RV sites with full hook-ups. A shuttle service from the campground is available to the Lodge for dining, valley tours, gift shop, museum, and theater.
Seasons OpenYear Round
Guided whole-day, half-day, and seasonal evening tours of Monument Valley and neighboring Mystery Valley. Sunset and Full Moon tours during summer months. Indoor swimming pool and exercise room.
Rate RangeSeasonal Rates Apply. Range is between winter @ $78 and summer @ $185.
Just north of the Arizona-Utah border off U.S. Highway 163 (Utah), and less than 300 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona. Gouldings Lodge is 145 miles south of Moab, Utah via US Highway 191 and US Highway 163.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
Gouldings Lodge has been owned and operated by the same family since it was purchased from the Gouldings in the 1960s.