Headind north on US163,
There is only one main road through Monument Valley, US 163, which links Kayenta, AZ with US 191 in Utah. The stretch approaching the AZ/UT border from the north gives the most famous image of the valley, and possibly of the whole Southwest – a long straight empty road leads across flat desert towards the 1,000 foot high stark red cliffs on the horizon, curving away just in front. The highway cuts through the mesas at Monument Pass, near which several dirt tracks leave both east and west and criss-cross the red sandy landscape, offering a more close up appreciation of the rock formations, although these roads lead to Navajo residences so some discretion is necessary when visiting. This is also a good area for hiking, though there are no official trails. One possible route is around the group of formations on the southeast side of Monument Pass – a cross country trip of about 4 miles that involves traversing various small washes, cliffs and mesas

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    Rocking work

  • Hi Bobby,..appreciate the fav. and comment,…*+THANK YOU !,..

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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, well done !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thank you Erik,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    brilliant!

  • Thank you Martina,..

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  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Super shot, John !!!!!
    There actually is something out there besides snow, LOL !!!
    Fabulous colors & details.

  • Thank you my friend,..appreciate the fav. and comment,..THANKS,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    what a fabulous shot and place John colours are just amazing love it lee

  • Hi Friend,..appreciate the fav. and comment,..THANK YOU !,…

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  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, John ! Love the colors ,,,,, beautiful view

  • Hi Rosalin,…appreciate your support,…love the fav. and comment,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture John, I almost looks like somebody hitchhiking, they’ll have a long wait, lol

  • Thank you Kathilee,..

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  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Great capture John. Not a place to break down I guess

  • Thank you Dave,…appreciated!,..love the fav.,…THANK YOU !

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    The red rocks and soil are familiar to this area, too. This really does symbolize the SW and the West, too. Great work.

  • Thank you Lori,…appreciated very much,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    John, just wonderful!!
    :) Linda

  • Thank you Linda,..

    – JohnDSmith

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