Monument Valley

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    Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation

    While state highways traverse the valley, the most scenic locations are within Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, a Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley is part of the Grand Circle, which includes the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Arches National Park, and many other attractions.

    There are various hotels and motels within about 5-30 miles of Monument Valley, but rooms are often hard to find during the peak tourist season (between May and October). Also available are various Bed and Breakfast establishments, some of which allow guests to sleep in traditionally built Navajo hogans. There are also camping facilities available.

    Guided tours of the park and Mystery Valley (a part of Monument Valley where visitors cannot go without a guide) are available. The fee for tours varies between about $40 and $100 per person depending on the services provided and route. Horseback rides are also available from various establishments both inside the park and in the general area, and rates vary widely depending on the length of the ride. Rides may be only an hour, or overnight camping trips. .

    Visitors can also pay an access fee and drive through the park on a 17-mile dirt road (a 2-3 hour trip). A visitor center, and small convenience/souvenir shop stands on the rim of the valley, and includes a restaurant. Since Monument Valley is on tribal land, it is not part of the U.S. National park system, so it is not marked on many road maps as prominently as are National Parks, and on some maps it is not marked at all. (Wikipedia)

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    3. Ruamh 99 months ago | reply

      Wonderful!

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      Nice HDR processing!

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    6. jamiepatersonphotography 97 months ago | reply

      What an amazing shot. The colors and detail are just mindblowing.

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    7. 1olsparky [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      Great landscape.

    8. Jack o Tar 91 months ago | reply

      WOW. I'm new here...and that is breath taking.

    9. ShutterStein 91 months ago | reply

      A stunning photo!

    10. Vinnie W Photography (New Studio!) [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      This is such a wonderful shot. It was on the explore page for places. Love those colors!

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    11. seryani 87 months ago | reply

      Great HDR! Wonderful shot of that incredible place!

    12. Mathieu Soete 84 months ago | reply

      Wow that sky!! Splendid use of HDR here!

      Somewhat less impressive perhaps, my version right after a summer's sunset ;-)

      USA - Monument Valley - Sunset

    13. malcolm thorngate 80 months ago | reply

      Just stunning!!!!

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    16. skawalker 66 months ago | reply

      One of the nicest shots I have seen of Monument Valley!

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