love to see the buttes, mesas and other sandstone formations
that are so prevalent in the Monument Valley area. If the
truth be told, Monument Valley is not really a valley at all,
but a relatively flat plain surrounded by red cliffs, with the
buttes, as well as the remnants of ancient
volcanoes, rising from the surface.
many fans of old western movies, Monument Valley is the
epicenter of the west, with so many great westerns, and other
movies, having been filmed in the area. The
familiar rock shapes can be seen from many miles away, with
the really great scenery to be seen on the Monument Valley
Navajo Tribal Park, which straddles the Utah/Arizona border.
At the gateway to
the park is a section of road with little huts on both sides, where
you can shop for Navajo souvenirs, and sample Navajo Tacos and fry
bread, foods that are unique to the Navajo Nation.
The Navajos run
tours through the park in modified pick up trucks. These tours
are included in our shared, multi day Grand Canyon