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Monument Valley encompasses the classic Wild West scenery of sandstone buttes, forbidding rock pinnacles and an endless expanse of drifting red sands that have been immortalized in the early Wild West films.

Monument ValleySuch scenery exists elsewhere but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled, and the sheer majesty of the place is breathtaking. The region also remains the stronghold of the Navajo culture and is little affected by tourism, making a visit here a highlight of a trip to the southwest. The most impressive monoliths are a pair called the Mittens, the taller of which rises 1,000 feet above the valley floor.

Other highlights include ancient native rock art panels and Ancestral Puebloan ruins. It is possible to drive along a bumpy unsurfaced road through the valley, but the Navajo-led jeep or horse-riding trips are very much recommended.

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    • The View Monument Valley

      The View


      Enveloped by red dessert and towering rock formations, The View places guests in the heart of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Spacious rooms with private balconies and traditional local decor give an unrivaled view of the cinematic surroundings.

    • Gouldings Lodge - Main Lodge View

      Goulding's Lodge


      Located in the heart of the Grand Circle and adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park, and the stunning setting of Monument Valley, Goulding's Lodge offers views from every angle.