Day 13 "Blogging from A-Z Challenge"!
is for Monument Valley
Monument Valley is located on the Arizona/Utah border and is filled with open land and large monolithic sandstone buttes. It is one of the most beautiful and otherworldly places we have been to.
As you get closer to the area you see things like this rising from the ground.
Of course, we could see these monsters miles away. Like this beautiful one.
I mean, really. Is that not awe-inspiring? Could you imagine living in this area and seeing this spectacular scenery every single day?
Monument Valley is part of the Navajo Nation. The park entrance is in Utah. The public is able to drive a distance into the park. But to see some really cool and sacred sites, you need to take a tour through them. This is what we did and it was well worth the money.
This is the view from the balcony of the Visitor's Center. Doesn't it look like the surface of another planet? That "ribbon" of sand running through is actually the road.
Another view from the balcony. You see the famous "mittens" West and East and part of Merrick Butte. See the tiny car on the road?
This is called "Ear in the Wind"
Many movies have film footage of Monument Valley, such as: Stagecoach, The Seekers, Once Upon a Time in the West, Easy Rider, 2001 Space Oddessy (footage is used as a foreign planet - see what I'm talking about??!!).
If you ever get a chance to go out West, I would put Monument Valley on your list of "Things to Do". It is well worth the trip. You would have to see it in person to believe it!
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