Whether approaching Monument Valley from the north (Utah, 25 miles) or south (Arizona, 23 miles) the drive is awe inspiring. It probably is one of the most photographed roads in the Southwest. The road through this richly colored land of majestic red monoliths, spires, hoodoos, and mesas rewards travelers with one of the Southwest's most unusual and inspiring landscapes.

Monument Valley became an overnight attraction for sightseers and Old West buffs in 1939 when director John Ford began filming movies there. Movies continue to be filmed here and have included in recent decades: National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Mission: Impossible II (2000), The Lone Ranger (2013), A Thousand Ways to Die in the West (2014), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Kayenta - Monument Valley Scenic Road
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