not really in Colorado, we visited Monument Valley one day while
we were staying in Cortez, Colorado. It's technically part of the
Navajo Nation, located on the border of Arizona and Utah in the
4 corners region where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico meet.
The monoliths of red sandstone tower above the valley floor and
are some of the most recognized symbols of the old west.
drive through Monument Valley is on an unpaved 17 mile loop road.
Often rutted and bumpy, it can be done by regular personal auto
or in a guided jeep tour. We think using your personal vehicle is
more comfortable (and air conditioned) as the jeep tours looked
dusty, hot and bumpier.
Also, you can spend as much or little time as you want taking pictures
if you are on your own. However, we probably missed out on some
entertaining stories on the tour.
There are 11 marked scenic stops on the loop where the formations
have been given appropriate names.
The drive takes about 2 hours to do. And of course there are many
opportunities for purchasing Native American jewelry and pottery
at stands along the way. The visitor center also has a large and
very nice gift shop.
To view more photos from this area click here: Monument
Valley Photo Gallery
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