Published: March 28th 2008March 15th 2008
Monument Valley was our last stop cruising through the national parks in Utah (March, 2008). We timed it just right driving into the valley about an hour before sunset. The views and light at that time are incredible. There is a great view from the road where Forrest Gump stopped running in the movie. We didn't pay to do the drive through the Navajo Reservation but we got the effect anyway. The view made famous by Director John Ford is on the "pay for" drive so shell out the $4/person fee if you have time and want that perspective. Also, the view coming down into the valley from Hwy 261 in Utah is incredible--I would recommend coming into the Valley from that direction. We were on our way there from Natural Bridges National Monument. Natural Bridges was a good stop but not quite as impressive at the other National Parks that we visited along the way.
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