Located on the border between Arizona and Utah in the southwestern United States is the stunningly beautiful and culturally significant Monument Valley. Red sandstone buttes and mesas, sculpted by wind and water over millions of years, have enthralled visitors for decades.
The Navajo and other Native American tribes have called this area home for generations, giving Monument Valley significant religious and cultural significance. All of their stories, ceremonies, and way of life revolved around these magnificent structures.
In the early 20th century, photography and film helped spread awareness of Monument Valley, making it an instantly recognizable symbol of the American West. Its rough landscapes became iconic as they were used in countless Western films.
The Navajo people have managed and protected Monument Valley since its designation as a tribal park in 1958. The site’s combination of natural wonders and Native American history has made it famous for centuries, and it continues to draw visitors from all over the world.