Gallery 38: Monument Valley – Kayenta, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah border, near the four corners. The valley lies within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation. Below are pictures showing Monument Valley, West Mitten Butte, East Mitten Butte, Merrick Butte, and other sandstone buttes that made Monument Valley a feature in many forms of media since the 1930’s. Director John Ford used this location to “define what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West”.

 

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