StoNur on the Road – Monument Valley

Monument Valley 2012

Monument Valley, 2012

One from the archives – Monument Valley. Taken during our family vacation to the South-West of the USA in 2012.

Monument Valley (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii in Navajo language, meaning valley of the rocks) on the border between Arizona and Utah is a region of the Colorado Plateau featuring clusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300 m above the valley floor. The whole valley is a tribal park of the great Navajo Nation.

If you like to watch Cowboy movies you have probably seen these rock formations, as Director John Ford has used the location for a number of his best-known films  and thus has created in many of us the pictures that we have in from of our eyes when we think about the American West.

The picture shows the buttes “The Mittens” as well as the loop road which you can take to tour the valley from the parking of the visitor center. If you stay in the hotel “The View” this is what you see out of your rooms.

Back then we were touring with a Camper (RV) and stayed at Goulding’s Campground down in the Valley.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit this iconic  location – do it. It is truly a magic place.

Have a great day

Marcus

4 comments

  1. This was one of my favorite stops when we toured this area driving across the US. Majestic and vast. It’s no wonder so many movies were shot here. Love this image in black and white, Marcus.

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