The Monument Valley is partly in Arizona and partly in Utah. Utah.. yet another state I had never seen. This trip took us through 13 states in 12 days.If anyone had told me that this was something I would do one day, I’d have thought them crazy! But there was so much to see, it was way more than I ever expected….
So now, with more photos… I take you along the roads we drove to get to Monument Valley….
Some beautiful sights before we even got there!
I call this the rainbow mountain. I have to idea what it is really called but it looks like a brown toned rainbow to me!
A little flora while we walked back to see “the crack in the ground”.
The signs really make you want to take hikes eh?!
All of this was a “small” crack in the earth, nothing close to “mama” Grand Canyon!
And so…. the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park begins!
This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.
The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. The fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Enjoy this beautiful land.
Navajo Name: Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii
Elevation: 5,564′ above sea level
Size: 91,696 acres
(extends into Arizona & Utah)