In reading back over my posts, I realize I use the word "amazing" a lot. And not without warrant. I have seen, and tried to show in my photographs some spectacular sites. That being said, I can't think of a better word than "amazing" to describe Monument Valley, absolutely amazing. The gigantic size of each of the monuments -- mesas, buttes, spires -- combined with their placement and number, sets this place apart from anywhere else I've explored.
Because of the vastness of the landscape, many of these photos are very wide. This makes them smaller and hard to see within the post. To enlarge in a separate window, please click on the photo.
|We decided to camp in the valley for several days. Bob's van is on the left|
in front of the distant Sentinel Mesa. My car on the right. 4/28/15
|At my campsite, the view out of my front windshield. |
It took my breath away each day we were there. 4/28/15
|At my campsite, horses free range. 4/28/15|
|View from my campsite, the Visitors Center below Mitchell Mesa. 4/28/15|
|Aglow at sunset. 4/28/15|
|Silhouetted at sunrise 4/30/15|
|Sentinel Mesa from the Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15|
|West Mitten Butte from the Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15|
|John Ford's Point, the director's favorite camera location in Monument Valley.|
Many of his movies starred John Wayne. Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15
|Vista from Artist's Point, Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15|
|Left to Right: Three Sisters, Mitchell Mesa, Camel Butte|
on the Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15
|View from the North Window Overlook on the Valley Drive Loop. 4/30/15|
Also, check out Bob's blog and spectacular photos of Monument Valley -- http://www.cheaprvliving.com/blog/summer-travel-2015-monument-valley/.