Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley National park - Arizona - Utah
Trip to Monument Valley National park, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and starts at famous Forrest Gump Point. The park, frequently a filming location for Western movies by John Wayne, is accessed by the looping, 27- km Valley Drive. The famous, steeply sloped Mittens buttes can be viewed from the road or from overlooks like John Ford’s Point.The Valley Drive also passes the Totem Pole rock spire and the massive Elephant and Camel buttes, named for the animals they resemble. The 5 – km Wildcat Trail around West Mitten Butte is the only off-road hike allowed without a Navajo guide. Guided tours, including on horseback, go into otherwise restricted areas of the park. Tour areas extend to Mystery Valley, known for its naturally eroded arches, and the high-desert scenery at Hunts Mesa. Memorabilia, Native American crafts and original Western furnishings are on exhibit at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. (Source: Google)

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