Monument Valley Or Just Beauty Created By Nature

Everyone always wants to see Grand Canyon but do people actually know about the beauty that lies around 173 miles in the northeast of the Grand Canyon, between Utah and Arizona?

If you ever have the chance to visit the west coast of the United States take your time to go and see Monument Valley and you will for sure never forget these massive but beautiful rocks that have been formed by mother nature.

Monument Valley United States
red rock
Monument of rock
Monument Valley overview

For me, the wonderful thing about travelling is to escape from your everyday life and see places that are totally the opposite of what we are used to see.

These days I think it is very impressive to see that people live in an area that we would call the middle of nowhere. About 300 Navajo live around the Monument Valley to keep up their tradition and also make it possible for us people to come and visit.

Navajo land
Monument Valley epic views

Some people may know Monument Valley from western movies like ‘Stage Coach’ with John Wayne or ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ that have been filmed there.

If you drive to Monument Valley, you can use your own car to drive through the loop road, called “Scenic Drive” or you can get a guided tour from native people.

Monument Valley road
Monument Valley mountains

You can stop wherever you want, to capture the most amazing views and just enjoy the silence and very peaceful area. For me it felt totally relaxing to drive through and see all these enormous rocks. The memories you take home with you after such a wonderful trip are amazing and I think by visiting places like this you sometimes see the world from a different perspective afterwards. Nature is just beautiful and you appreciate it even more!

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  1. Great photos! I been to the Monument Valley twice, both times within the first week of the New Year. The first time my wife spent a day but the temperature was in the single digits and huge snow drifts. The fog was so thick, we decided to leave and make arrangements for a return trip. Five years later, we were fortunate enough to return with our then 4 year old daughter. Same week, but the weather was fantastic. Highs in the low 50s, bright sunshine and fantastic views.

    It’s been a while since, my daughter is now 19 and claims no memory of the first trip. Sounds like a good enough reason for a return trip!

  2. Avatar of BicycleHobo BicycleHobo says:

    Vanessa first off the photos are as another commenter mentioned ‘FANTASTIC’. I am fortunate enough to have cycled through Monument Valley twice. The accessibility is hard to explain. Aside from the occasional RV passing by there was no one there. I have camped at the campgrounds and feel fortunate to state that I have witnessed sun up and sundown twice. I went there the first time just to cycle through, but because I could stop and enjoy whatever piqued my fancy I lingered. The second time around I blocked out a week to explore and I found the stillness, beauty and tranquility still in effect. I’ll be back again.

  3. Avatar of Pretraveller Pretraveller says:

    Fantastic photos!! Thanks for sharing. I am really looking forward to seeing Monumnet valleey with my own eyes when we hopefully visit there on our next big trip!!

    1. Avatar of Paul Steele Paul Steele says:

      Hi Jon, great to see ya

  4. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pics!
    I really enjoyed looking at them 🙂
    Safe travels….

  5. Avatar of Katie Katz Katie Katz says:

    Beautiful photos! Yes to my ancestors the Dine People this is sacred land, the beauty of Mother Earth.

  6. Nice photo Paul especially the top one

  7. Avatar of Wendys Hat Wendys Hat says:

    Your pictures are magnificent! I am lucky to live in Las Vegas so I am able to got the the Southern Utah areas and to the Grand Canyon.

    1. Avatar of Paul Steele Paul Steele says:

      so lucky Wendy… Can u send some more cake over? 🙂

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