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Sentinel Mesa Monument Valley
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© Christine Till
Monument Valley is part of the Navajo Nation reservation, a 640-mile drive from Los Angeles, 175 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Ariz., about 25 miles north of the sleepy town of Kayenta. The valley's most famous mesas, buttes and spires stand within the boundaries of the tribal park.
Monument Valley's distinguishing geologic features are the large buttes and mesas that jut up from the valley floor. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
Sentinel Mesa is a prominent feature in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, on the Arizona / Utah state line (Sentinel Mesa is in Utah). It climbs to 6,417 feet (1,955.90 meters) above sea level.
October 15th, 2013
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