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Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Utah

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View from the room I had. Best view from a hotel room, ever.
I'll bet if you surveyed the public for the most instantly recognizable natural formations in the West, I'd have to say the West and East Mittens in Monument Valley would be in the top 5. (Along with Old Faithful, Delicate Arch, Grand Canyon and Half-Dome (or El Capitan, I can't decide.))

This tribal park is a truly magnificent place. Many places here have been captured on film, from the classic John Wayne/John Ford movies, to any number of modern day films. When you have backgrounds this amazing, it would be foolish not to use them.

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Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park Map
This is actually a crop from the Glen Canyon NRA map. Click for a the full map. This map was downloaded from the NPS site.
US-163 from Kayenta to Goulding's
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From outside the museum
Goulding's Lodge
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Goulding's Lodge Museum
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Navajo Monument Valley Tour
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Navajo Monument Valley Tour 2
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Navajo Monument Valley Tour 3
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Navajo Monument Valley Tour 4
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The North-side of Monument Valley
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Related Links

Navajo Indian Reservation
Navajo Indian Reservation Link The images I have of the Navajo Indian Reservation (other than the Tribal Parks I've visited) are mostly along US-89 and US-89A, from Marble Canyon/Navajo Bridge and Page, Arizona through Antelope Pass to Grand Canyon.

There are also images along US-160 from Four Corners to US-89.

Arizona, Utah / 61 Images. Visited Sep 1997, Sep 2008.

Utah State Route 261, The Moki Dugway
Moki Dugway Link When I planning my 2008 trip, I was going to leave Monument Valley and go North to Natural Bridges National Monument via Utah-261. On every map the road took this tiny little squiggle, like a knot in a string. I actually had a detour ready in case the road was too... shoddy.

It turned out to be a fantastic road. I did some research on it when I got back, and it turns out it actually had a name and some history...

Utah / 29 Images. Visited Sep 2008.
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Trip Report: Sep 2008.

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