The red-sand desert region of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Arizona-Utah border is home to some of the most iconic images of the American West. The Valley is also the sacred heart of the Navajo Nation. Combined with the towering sandstone rock formations, surrounding mesas, and flat top buttes that have been sculpted over time, the Valley is truly one of the natural wonders of the world. Some of the landmarks contained in the Park include The Mittens and Merrick Butte, Elephant Butte, Three Sisters, John Ford’s Point, and Camel Butte. The most famous monuments in the valley are the mittens (east and west), where you have seen many stunning landscape images, movies, and TV shows. The mittens themselves are worth the visit, but there is so much more in this sacred Navajo valley.
Camel Butte is one of Monument Valley’s signature landmarks, and it is not until you are able to stand close to the Butte that you can truly appreciate both the size and majesty of the moment. Set against the dramatic morning sky, the view was awe-inspiring.
Location: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.