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Photo of the Week – Monument Valley Utah

4 Comments 09 April 2010

Monumental Road – Utah, USA

Spring is in the air in the US.  It’s time to start thinking about summer road trips!  The National Parks in the Utah/Arizona area are abundant; however I like to find some of the ones off the beaten path and Monument Valley in Utah is one of those.  This Navajo Indian Park was my favorite in my road trip across America.  Massive rock formations that seem to come out of nowhere.

It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona, near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

Monument Valley is part of the Grand Circle, which includes popular National Parks such as the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges Monument, Hovenweep, and Arches National Park.  I saw most of these on my US Road Trip in 2008 and they are all worth a stop!

Want to see more Travel Photography? View my National Parks Photography or check out Briefcase to Backpack’s Photo Friday!

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4 Comments so far

  1. I love the pictures of roads leading to the landscape. Beautiful!

  2. Love this photo. Although it wasn’t a great family trip, the West Road Trip I took with my parents saw some of the most beautiful outdoor views I’ve ever seen and Utah was one of my favorite states. I think it often gets overlooked as a Western state with a lot of great scenery.

  3. marta says:

    America has such great wild landscape, just came back from a roadtrip through Sedona and the Grand Canyon, was pretty spectacular

  4. John says:

    Thanks for the photo. I really love to go to grand canyon. I’ll share a story or two about my future trip there. You might also like to go hiking in Sedona, Arizona.

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