Monument Valley, Utah

November 1, 2012

In the Navajo Tribal Park the name for Monument Valley is Tsi-Bii-Ndzisfail which means “the valley within the rocks.”   The Navajo Nation covers 1/3 of the 130,000 square mile Colorado Plateau in Utah and Arizona.  This desert climate has all four seasons. The Navajo Nation, among its 29,817 square miles of endless geological wonders lies a hidden valley that John Wayne called God’s treasure.  Here a few examples of these treasures:

an abandoned tee-pee at sunrise


The West Mitten and East Mitten at sunrise


Riding horseback near Rain God Mesa


My favorite view of Monument Valley from Artist Point.  I always feel that time can stand still here and sense the harmony and peace of the last western frontier.


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