Matt joined us for the rest of our Utah trip, and we headed off early to start the day. We were all staying in Monument Valley at the KOA, Goulding's, or a B&B, so it was a quick trip from the gas station and our meeting place to Monument Valley. We paid the per-person fee to get into the park and parked in the paved lot to go check out the visitor center. There is a lot to see, but we managed to not spend much money before we were back at the Jeeps.
They checked our receipts at the trailhead, and then we headed down. It was off season and pretty chilly out (though the sun was shining), so there weren't many others on the trail. Still, we were never alone.
The Mittens are the first attraction on the trail, and they are magnificent. We took lots of photos and stopped at nearly every pull out. There is a lot to check out, so it's a slow-going trail.
We took a 360-degree video of our trek through most of the trail, all the way to the big views at Artist's Point when the battery ran out and we neglected to change it.
This loop is about 17 miles in total, and it takes a while if you stop at lots of places. It was almost lunch time before we were finally leaving the park for our next trail. Worth it!