Monument Valley

Monument Valley

The Four Corners region of the United States is the name given to the intersection of four of our states: Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Near Four Corners is where Monument Valley is located, more specifically, the Utah-Arizona border. It’s also on the Navajo Nation reservation. This reservation contains the largest square miles of all our Native American tribes.

You’ll probably recognize Monument Valley right away. It was made famous by the film director, John Ford, and has come to epitomize the American Western frontier, or the Old West or Wild West. You’ll also recognize it from a scene in Forrest Gump when Forrest ends his cross-country run. Here are more of the films featuring Monument Valley: John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956). Easy Rider (1969), Clint Eastwood’s film The Eiger Sanction (1975), and recently the UK television show Doctor Who in the two episodes “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon”.  (Source)

Here is a wonderful video

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  • Monument Valley is on the Colorado Plateau, a vast region which also contains the Grand Canyon in the southwest section.
  • The Colorado Plateau covers 130,000 square miles of parts of the Four Corners states: Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
  • The vivid red rocks in this valley are a result of iron oxide in the sandstone.
  • Monument Valley is the sacred heart of the Navajo Nation. (Source)
  • The valley covers 92,000 acres.
  • The buttes are towering sandstone rock formations that rise anywhere from 400 to 1000 feet above the valley floor.
  • Monument Valley is in high desert country.
  • Some of the most notable sights are Mitten Buttes, Merrick Butte, Three Sisters, Yei-bi-chai, North Window, and the famous Totem Pole. (Source)

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