Monument Valley's Scenic Splendor
Updated: May 19
Monument Valley, a land of majestic red sandstone monoliths and vast desert landscapes, is an iconic destination that transports visitors. The dramatic silhouettes of the buttes and mesas against the expansive sky created a mesmerizing panorama that seemed almost surreal. Monument Valley has been immortalized in countless films and photographs, and it's easy to see why. The sheer magnitude and timeless elegance of the natural sculptures evoke a sense of wonder and leave an indelible impression on all who venture into this extraordinary place.
We had an unforgettable experience visiting Monument Valley, located on the Arizona-Utah border, known for its towering sandstone buttes. We stayed at the View Hotel, which offered incredible views of the valley from our room. We spent the afternoon outside, taking in the stunning scenery as a mixture of rain, clouds, and sunlight moved through the valley.
We had arranged a private sunrise tour with Blackwater Tours and were picked up at the hotel by a young Navajo man named Henry. He took us to The Totem Pole, a rock spire in Monument Valley which is a remnant of an eroded butte, while it was still dark, and we were able to witness some spectacular sunrise views of the area.
After sunrise, Henry gave us a tour through parts of the valley that were off the main loop road. He was very quiet and soft-spoken and we enjoyed listening to him share his immense knowledge of the tribal park. I particularly enjoyed watching my wife play with the Navajo children at one of our stops.
We highly recommend taking a private or group tour of Monument Valley. (Check out our “Summer in Colorado ” blog for more photos and information about Monument Valley).
Lorna's Tips and Lessons
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