Monument Valley National Monument

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
Proverbs 24:16

Monument Valley, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The park, frequently a filming location for Western movies, is accessed by the looping, 17-mile Valley Drive. The famous, steeply sloped Mittens buttes can be viewed from the road or from overlooks such as John Ford’s Point.

When Visiting

Monument Valley is a National Monument located on the border of Arizona and Utah, on Navajo Indian Reservation. There are Native Americans living on the land in the park. Huge buttes and mesa’s dominate the land. Some of the rock formations might look familiar as the whole park appeared in several westerns in the 1960’s, 50’s, and 40’s. John Wayne made several westerns movies at this location. One of my favorite westerns was filmed here called “Once upon a time in the West”. This is definitely a drive through park that will take the better part of one hour after stopping at all of the designated stops to take pictures. The road is not paved and it is very rough so drive slowly, and take your time.

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