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Sep 6, 2016 - Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley, Utah This is an entry we’ve wanted to make for a long time. Monument Valley has been on our list, but it’s one of those places that you have to go to on purpose because it's in the middle of Nowhere. Since we found ourselves with extra time to wander around the Southwest, we decided the time was now. We normally like to travel interstates because of the ease of travel (rest stops, fuel stops, wide shoulders in the event we need to stop, etc.) Some of the state or regional highways are as good as freeways, others aren’t. So...

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May 7, 2012 - Where the Old West Was Born

Monument Valley is not a valley at all, but rather a wide flat, landscape interrupted by colorful red buttes and spires rising hundreds of feet into the air. These are the last remnants of the sedimentary rock layers that once covered the entire region. It is in two states and totally on the Navajo tribal lands. Does this picture give you a sense of Deja vu? This is the background for Stagecoach, She wore a yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, and numerous other western movies. The Navajo consider this valley to be a large hogan with an opening...

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May 31, 2009 - 4 Corners, Monument Valley

Hmmm... Well, this part is rather frustrating. We stopped by two places today--The 4 Corners--which is the only place in the country where four states touch-- and Monument Valley--apparently the place where John Wayne used to hang out. The first was just a big slab of concrete with a cross showing the states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico). All the craft booths seemed to sell the same jewelry and sand art so we found it a bit inauthentic. Monument Valley was cool tho. Got some nice photos out of that one but the ride was rather...

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AAA- Alicia and Andy

May 7, 2009 - Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley is beautiful. The monuments, the mesa's everything is orange and red clay, with a little greenery to enhance the colors. It is truly beautiful. Some wild horses and the indians spaced very very very far apart. It's not a place I could stay for very long...the dust and the sand would really get to me after a while. My white dog is orange, but she loves the dirt. I have a tough time with the sand in my eyes and the dryness in my sinuses. 9% humidity...I didn't think it could get that low.

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Aug 21, 2008 - Monument Valley

We made it Monument Valley without too much happening. Spent 2 nights there as could see everything with that time. Boy, taking truck into Monument Valley was a trip! Roads were rough to say the least, took about 2.5 hrs for 17 mi with no potty along the way! Sites were something to see for sure. Worth it! On the way to Mesa Verde Nat'l Park near Durango, Co.

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Fogle's Dream Trip

Jun 18, 2008 - Monument Valley National Park

Continued our drive towards Colorado and made a must see stop at Monument Valley National Park in Utah. I know you could say - great! More rocks! But it was amazing to see all the rock formations that have lasted for so many years and they really are quite beautiful and amazing to look at! So we did the drive around the park and took lots of photos! We were making our way to Dolores (which is where Pat's Mum lives and where we were going to make camp for about a week!) when we made the essential stop to what is known as the four corners. it...

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Mar 17, 2008 - Canyon De Chelley & Monument Valley

Day 97 Monday - We're back in cold country again, it was freezing overnight & our outside water filter burst. We left early & headed up to Canyon De Chelley. There appear to be two types of canyons that we have visited so far, those that you drive into, like Zion & those that you view from the rim, like the Grand Canyon. Chelley is mainly a rim view canyon but you can take jeep & horse tours along the canyon floor. We couldn't find a convenient campground with electricity available so we decided to drive the South rim viewing points & then...

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Nov 21, 2006 - Monument Valley

We were picked up this morning after a very nice sleep in at the Holiday Inn. There are no RV campgrounds here so we HAD to stay in a hotel. I'll really miss those pillows. However I won't miss the breakfast of fake egss. No matter how much you try to make them look like eggs, you can't fool us. Real eggs guy's, use real eggs. Our driver's name was Curly, Curly Larry Moe! He was fantastic and knew lots of the history and good places to pull over to get the right shots. We often didn't even need to look for the right place to take the shot...

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Homeless Jobless Bum

Oct 2, 2006 - Monument Valley

It was a traveling day today, but not a long one - heading south. We traveled through the Kansas of the Southwest. Miles and miles of nothing - but red dirt and scrub grass, dotted with occasional rock/dirt mounds. We were into a campground by 1 pm - the campground is very nice, but covered with red dirt and no phone/computer reception. I'm 'isolated' - LOL. All is not totally lost- there is an indoor pool. It would have to be indoor or it would be red from the blowing red dust. We went into the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. At the...

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Nov 2, 2005 - Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is situated on the border of Utah and Arizona. Even if you haven't been here you've probably seen it in loads of Cowboy films (or Back to the Future 3)! It's a spectacular place with huge red sandstone towers rising out of the flat desert floor. We camped in the most amazing spot with an incredible view of the famous pair of mittens. We watched a great sunset that night and then got up early to watch sunrise sat in our tent. We drove the 17 mile valley drive which has many great views of the spectacular rock formations. As...

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