Monument Valley

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

A highpoint of our trip out west in 2017 was our visit to Monument Valley. We had never seen this beautiful place before (except in movies) and we were amazed by the beauty of the place. It took the picture above of the two of us at a pullover along Valley Drive. That’s West Mitten Butte to the left of us with East Mitten in the far background. A part of Merrick Butte is on the right of the photo.

Although we drove a short distance along Valley Drive, most of our time at Monument Valley was taken up by the Monument Valley Backcountry Sunset Tour. We signed up for a public tour, but since Betsy and I were the only people registered for that particular tour we ended up with a private tour led by a wonderful Navajo guide, Hope. She took us off the beaten path and provided us with much fascinating information.

The picture above shows Totem Pole, the tall spire on the right. The rock formation on the left is Yet Bi Chei, (Navajo spiritual gods).

The last stop on our tour was the North Window overlook, which provided a panoramic view of the valley and the buttes scattered across it. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we visit this beautiful area again in the future.

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9 Responses to “Monument Valley”

  1. kim blades, writer Says:

    Lovely post. Absolutely spectacular scenery, and lovely smiles!

  2. Jeevan Says:

    Wow! Amazing landscape and fascinating photos on the nature monuments… You captured the magnificence of the place so well and you both look cheerful in front of them

  3. Betsy Adams Says:

    Awesome awesome awesome pictures from Monument Valley… Truly, that was my favorite place on that entire trip…. WOW—love it and ready to return sometime.


  4. dayphoto Says:

    I am so ready for summer. Your beautiful photos makes me grave the warmth and the heat….
    You and Betsy look radiant!

  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Gorgeous! Reminds me of another planet!

  6. rhiebert Says:

    That area has a special beauty.Great that you had a ‘private’ tour for that day.

  7. ewok1993 Says:

    I haven’t been here in a long time. Hope you and Betsy have a wonderful 2018.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  8. Sartenada Says:

    Oh, how lovely photos. George You are lucky man when You have found so beautiful woman Betsy by You. Thank you for these photos.

    Have a good day – both of You.

  9. diane Says:

    An amazing place and one we missed on our US tour unfortunately. Your photos are fabulous and so is the scenery. Wonderful memories.

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