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Breathtaking Valley Of The Gods
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Not far from world famous Monument Valley - on the other side of the border and the other side of the freeway - is a place almost as spectacular. It's called the 'Valley of the Gods'.
Valley of the Gods in southeastern Utah is a red fairyland of slender spires and buttes - tall, isolated sandstone mesas and cliffs standing above the level valley floor, remnants of an ancient landscape. The most prominent spires, peaks and features in the valley have some rather unusual names - Rudolph and Santa Claus, Setting Hen Butte, Rooster Butte, De Gaulle and His Troops, and Lady in the Bathtub. Surrounded by sagebrush and engulfed in hot, dry air the colors are saturated and show all variations of red in the rocks.
Valley of the Gods seems to be an overlooked patch of Utah. Good so! We are running out of places like this.
November 10th, 2013
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