A Couple Enjoys Sunrise At The Monument Valley Tribal Park Hotel Overlook In Utah
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A couple takes in the dramatic pre-dawn and sunrise views in Monument Valley at the Navajo Tribal Park Hotel overlook with silhouettes of major monuments such as West and East Mitten Butte, Sentinel Mesa, Mitchell Mesa, Merrick Butte, and others.
Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line (around 36°59′N 110°6′ WCoordinates: 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, "its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."
June 28th, 2013
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