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Monument Valley from the valley floor.
Monument Valley from the valley floor.

Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N 110°6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1022, 561 KB) Description: Monument Valley Source: Huebi File links The following pages link to this file: Monument Valley ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1022, 561 KB) Description: Monument Valley Source: Huebi File links The following pages link to this file: Monument Valley ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Navajo sandpainting The Navajo Nation (Dineé in Navajo language) is a Native American sovereignty. ... U.S. Highway 163 is not related to U.S. Highway 63 despite the numbers implication of such. ... Reading Adahooniigii — The Navajo Language Monthly Navajo or Navaho (native name: Diné bizaad) is an Athabaskan language (of Na-Dené stock) spoken in the southwest United States by the Navajo people (Diné). It is geographically and linguistically one of the Southern Athabaskan languages (the majority of Athabaskan languages are spoken...

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Geology

The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. 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. The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. ... Siltstone Siltstone is a geological term for a sedimentary rock whose composition is intermediate in grain size between the coarser sandstone and the finer mudstone. ... Iron oxide pigment There are a number of iron oxides: Iron oxides Iron(II) oxide or ferrous oxide (FeO) The black-coloured powder in particular can cause explosions as it readily ignites. ... Manganese(IV) oxide (MnO2) is a chemical compound also known as manganese dioxide or manganese oxide. ...


The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock shale, the middle de Chelly sandstone and the top layer is Moenkopi shale capped by Shinarump siltstone. Interstate road cut through limestone and shale strata in eastern Tennessee In geology and related fields, a stratum (plural: strata) is a layer of rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguishes it from contiguous layers. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ...


Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument Upwarp was mined for uranium, which occurs in scattered areas of the Shinarump siltstone; vanadium and copper are associated with uranium in some of these deposits. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Atomic mass 238. ... General Name, Symbol, Number vanadium, V, 23 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 5, 4, d Appearance silver-grey metal Atomic mass 50. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ...


Iconic imagery

The twin buttes of the Valley ("the Mittens"), the "Totem Pole" (although the Navajo did not actually build totem poles), and the Ear of the Wind arch, among other features, have developed iconic status. They have appeared in many television programs, commercials, and Hollywood movies, especially Westerns. Categories: Landforms | Stub ... A Gitxsan pole (left) and Kwakwakawakw pole (right) at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, British Columbia. ... ... i like western films The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ...


The Valley in media

  • During the 'Sorter shoot-out' scene in Guy Ritchie's 2005 film, Revolver, there is a picture of Monument Valley on the wall behind where Dorothy Macha's henchmen have parked their cars outside the house of Jake Green's elder brother.
  • Director John Ford's 1939 film Stagecoach, starring John Wayne, has had an enduring influence in making the Valley famous. After that first experience, Ford returned nine times to shoot Westerns — even when the films were not set in Arizona or Utah (see The Searchers, set in Texas, but filmed here). A popular lookout point is named in his honor as "John Ford Point." For example, it was used by Ford in a scene from The Searchers where a Native American village is attacked.
  • The implied association with John Wayne's tough, macho character made the buttes a natural choice as the background for the Marlboro Man in the marketing of Marlboro-brand cigarettes from the 1950s.
  • Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, although shot for the most part in Spain and Italy, features two scenes shot on location in Monument Valley.
  • The Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey features footage of Monument Valley. This footage is used as the surface of an alien planet to which protagonist Dave Bowman travels through a stargate.
  • Clint Eastwood's movie The Eiger Sanction was also partly filmed in Monument Valley. The "Totem Pole" feature has been off-bounds to climbers since the movie was filmed here.
  • In the 1980s American action/espionage television series Airwolf, a hollowed butte is portrayed as the secret hiding place ("The Lair") of the eponymous high-tech military helicopter. Monument Valley is renamed the "Valley of the Gods" in this series. The actual "Valley of the Gods" is a few miles North in Utah, and is very accessible by dirt road.
  • The MacGyver episode "Eagles" (Season 2, Episode 8) has shots in the Valley. MacGyver is gathering eggs from an eagle's nest on top of a butte.
  • The Steven Spielberg film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade includes a scene shot in the Valley.
  • In Back to the Future III, Marty McFly drives from 1955 to 1885 from a drive-in theatre set at the Valley's base.
  • In National Lampoon's Vacation the Griswold's station wagon falls apart in the Valley.
  • In Forrest Gump, Forrest ends his cross-country run here. He was running north on U.S. Route 163 before he stopped running.
  • The Dutch clown Bassie, of the duo Bassie en Adriaan, performed a rain dance in front of The Three Sisters in their Dutch television series.
  • In the made-for-TV movie 10.5: Apocalypse, Monument Valley is flooded from seismic acitvity.
  • Godfrey Reggio's documentary Koyaanisqatsi features footage of Monument Valley.
  • The 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD features the West Mitten of Monument Valley on the cover.
  • Ridley Scott's 1991 film "Thelma & Louise" features some shots of Monument Valley in its latter half as well as Canyonlands National Park.
  • 1969's counter-culture classic Easy Rider includes some footage of Monument Valley towards its beginning.
  • Garth Ennis's Preacher series of comic books features a scene in which the Valley is destroyed by a massive nuclear weapon in an attempt to destroy the Saint of Killers.
  • The videogame Motorstorm is set in Monument Valley.
  • There is stage that features Monument Valley in the videogame Tekken
  • French band Air's 2001 album, 10,000 Hz Legend, features Monument Valley on its cover and throughout the LP's artwork.
  • The videogame Aerowings for Dreamcast console has a stage set in Monument Valley.
  • In the videogame "The king of fighters 96", the "Art of fighting" team stage is set in Monument Valley.

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Back to the Future Part III is a movie starring Michael J. Fox that opened on 25 May 1990. ... National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca. ... Forrest Gump is a 1985 novel by Winston Groom, a 1994 film adaptation, and the name of the title character of both. ... U.S. Highway 163 near Monument Valley, Utah U.S. Highway 163 is a U.S. Highway that runs through Utah and Arizona. ... Bassie and Adriaan are a popular clown and acrobat duo who featured in their own television series, taped between 1976 and 1994 and (as of 2004) still aired in the Netherlands and Belgium) television. ... A rain dance is a ceremonial dance that is performed in order to invoke rain and to ensure the protection of the harvest. ... Polaroid by Michael Dare Godfrey Reggio (born March 29, 1940) is an American director of experimental documentary films. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of balance is a 1983 documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by minimalist composer Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Led Zeppelin is a double digital versatile disc (DVD) set by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, England) is an influential English film director and producer. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thelma & Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women find easier and easier... Canyonlands National Park, located near Moab, Utah and the Arches National Park, was designated as a National Park on September 12, 1964. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... Garth Ennis (born January 16, 1970 in Holywood, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish comics writer, best known for the DC/Vertigo series Preacher, co-created with artist Steve Dillon. ... Preacher was a comic book series created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, published by the American comic book label Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, with painted covers by Glenn Fabry. ... 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Tourism

While state highways traverse the valley, the most scenic locations are within Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, a Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley is part of the Grand Circle, which includes the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Arches National Monument, and many other attractions. There are various hotels and motels within 30 miles of Monument Valley, but rooms are often hard to find during the peak tourist season (between May and October). Also available are various Bed and Breakfast establishments, some of which allow guests to sleep in traditionally built Navajo hogans. There are also camping facilities available. Guided tours of the park and Mystery Valley are available (the fee varies between about $40 and $100 per person depending on the services provided and route), or visitors can pay a small access fee and drive through the park on a 17-mile dirt road. A visitor center and small convenience/souvenir shop stands on the rim of the valley, and includes a restaurant. Since Monument Valley is on tribal land, it is not part of the U.S. National park system, so it is not marked on many road maps as prominently as are National Parks, and on some maps it is not marked at all. Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Apache wickiup Wigwam redirects here. ... The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. ...


Trivia

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Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber This is a list of the counties of Utah by population as of 2005, according to the 2004 Census estimates taken by the United States Census Bureau. ... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. ... Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Daggett County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Emery County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Grand County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Millard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Piute County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Rich County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... San Juan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sevier County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Tooele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Uintah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ...

Attractions

Arches National Park | Bonneville Salt Flats | Bryce Canyon National Park | Canyonlands National Park | Capitol Reef National Park | Great Salt Lake | Ski Areas | Sundance Film Festival | Temple Square | Utah Shakespearean Festival | Zion National Park A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. ... Bonneville Salt Flats The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 121 km² (47 mi²) salt flat in northwestern Utah. ... Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Canyonlands National Park, located near Moab, Utah and the Arches National Park, was designated as a National Park on September 12, 1964. ... Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. State of Utah, is the fourth largest terminal lake in the world,[1] and the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. ... This is a list of ski areas around the world. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks alongside the Cannes, France, Moscow, Russia, Venice, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Toronto, Canada festivals as one of the most prestigious in the world. ... This photo of Temple Square, circa 1897, shows that the plot housed the tallest buildings in Salt Lake City at the time, namely the Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle and Assembly Hall. ... The Utah Shakespearean Festival is a festival of repertory productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other dramatists. ... Zion National Park is a United States National Park located near Springdale, Utah in the Southwestern United States. ...


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Monument Valley is not a valley at all, but rather a wide flat, landscape interrupted by colorful red buttes and spires rising hundreds of feet into the air.
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Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N 110°6′W).
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