Monument Valley!

Monument Valley, Utah

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It is nothing what I remembered from a trip 17 years ago.

You see…

when I was there 17 years ago we  drove through real fast.

Didn’t even stop for pictures.



I really thought there was NOTHING there. Therefore I told my sweet, sweet man there’s nothing to see.

Well, we booked an overnight because it was a good resting place on our way to Arches National Park.

Boy was I glad we decided to stay over night.

Look at our view…

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From the advice of Ingrid from Live Laugh RV

She told me all about  Mile Marker 13.

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It is where Forest Gump stopped running in the movie.

Click here to see the scene.

Monument Valley is  famous as a backdrop to many movies and Ford and Chevy Truck Commercials.

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How about Jeep commercials?
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At our hotel they had a memorabilia cabin showing all that was filmed at Monument Valley. This was one of the posters.
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Just another way to view these beautiful sandstone buttes.


It was very windy and dusty  the day we arrived so…

not many pictures were taken.

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The horses stayed still while the dust cleared…

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This Hogan was near our hotel. It’s a traditional Navajo Dwelling.  I saw so many as we drove through the Navajo Reservation. Some are even modernized but still have the same concept. The door must face  towards the East for the rising sun to bring wealth and good fortune.

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Our  hotel provided a cottage/cabin. So cool!

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A dusty glow in the evening…
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A beautiful clear sunrise…


Onto Arches National Park for my next post.

Until next Time  ~Nancy

24 thoughts on “Monument Valley!

  1. Spending the night in a stunning location is what traveling is all about. It’s always a joy to take the journey slow. Nice shots 🙂

  2. Unbelievably beautiful, Nancy! It’s my own country …. yet so foreign to my east-coast Maryland eyes. Thank you for sharing these photos.

  3. I have been wanting to visit Utah since we passed through last summer. We have been many times but never really stopped to smell the cactus flowers. We went to Zion and I was amazed at how many parks there are in the state. I’ll be looking forward to your updates. Thanks for such great pictures and information

    1. Thank You So Much. I could not believe how many parks there are in Utah. We are going to make a trip back to visit others and Zion is one of them. Thank You So Much for stopping over. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for popping over to see my MV Pictures. I know how busy you are as YOU are in Arches right now! LOTS TO DO!!

    1. Well… there is always another day! But I am sure you will find other more fabulous places to photograph! I will stay tuned!

Thank You So Much... for sharing your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your thoughts.