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.