Nice scenery, if you like the desert. We stayed in a cabin in the front row and loved it. Do you by chance know how is the weather in Monument Valley in November? Monument Valley is also known as the most majestic and most photographed point on Earth. This is a good time to let the kids run some energy off before getting back in the car. After almost 9 hours of a bus ride, we have reached picturesque valley with breathtaking panorama of Mitten and Merrick Buttes. This is the only part of Monument Valley you can visit without taking a tour. This is enough food for two adults.
And boy, are we glad we did! The moon rising, while I wait for the right light. The View Hotel Located in the Monument Valley Tribal Park, offers several types of accommodations. However, we did eat breakfast here after our sunrise photography tour, and we thought the food was pretty good. Inside the park is a 17-mile loop road that takes you to each of the 11 lookout points. The rocks look great,but there is unpaved roads for 17 miles. There is one hotel here Goulding's which was probably built when monument valley was first discovered and has not been updated since. He is running north on before he stops running.
Actually,the park literally represents nature-made numerous sandstone buttes, arose from material that eroded from Rock Mountain millions years ago. I am so glad we found our way to Monument Valley on our Southwest road trips! The main intersection has a gas station, crap food and some ganky looking mo mos. Both early morning and late afternoon will present a variety of scenes. It's a pretty easy six hour drive from Phoenix, but feels like a long time because of the miles and miles of nothingness it takes to get here. It is by far, one of the most beautiful and recognised landmarks in all of America. Mexican hat is also a small town on the map but it has like five bungalows so domt expect to get much there.
For us city slickers that is basically a big town like reno. They claim that it's 3. Are the roads really bumpy? Wow monument valley is absolutely beautiful. This was one of the stories one must share upon return to a home country. Once you clear the fee station, you approach a large visitor center complete with a restaurant, an incredible overlook and a small hotel. While the view from Lookout Point is stunning, most of the park can only be seen by driving the 17 mile scenic Valley Drivein your own car or take a and sit back and relax. The must-do activities are the Valley Drive and the view from Forrest Gump Point.
At one particular lookout, there was an opportunity to sit on a horse and take your own picture. The next closest towns are Kayenta and Mexican Hat. Day Two of our National Parks Road Triptakes us from Mesa Verde National Park to Page, Arizona. During the loop road, it will be apparent as to how large the mesas and buttes are. They have appeared in many television programs, commercials, and movies, especially. You can skip this if you are going to Arches National Park.
Afternoon tours generally revolve around Mystery Valley and Tear Drop arch. However, the thing that made the trip even more precious was traditional Navajo butterfly dance around an open fire. Now when I watch old western movies I frequently recognize certain features from this valley. Whereas in the mornings, you can hear any oncoming cars from behind you at least thirty seconds before you need to move out of the way. In Kayenta we stopped for lunch at Amigo Café.
As the sun turned down, the light reflecting off the orange faced East and West Mittens were an indescribable sight! Although we arrived early in the morning there was already a small line formed to take photos. There are 2-3 pullovers where you can get out of your car to take pictures. Known as one of the most photographed landscapes in the world, this majestic valley is fenced in by four states — Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The eatery closes at 9:00, and the next nearest restaurant is some eight miles away, so plan ahead. This is just a 20-minute drive from the Visitor Center.
How We Planned Our Time Day 1 — We drove from Phoenix, Arizona. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The rocks are so huggggeee and well placed by God's magnificent design. In my opinion, doing at least one tour is worthwhile because it lets you experience more of Monument Valley. How to Choose a Tour Company There are at least ten reputable companies offering tours in Monument Valley.
Staying Safe at Forrest Gump Point Much like Abbey Road in London where the was taken , Highway 163 is very much a real road and tourists have to kind of risk their lives to recreate an iconic shot. The actual is a few miles north in Utah. Then you can take your pics. This is a cozy restaurant with a local feel that serves Mexican and Navajo food. The wow factor is million times more than any place I've seen. At mile marker 13 on Highway 163 south of Mexican Hat you find the location filmed in the award winning film Forest Gump. There is a route you can follow driving yourself through the park, however, if it is muddy it might damage your vehicle brakes.