Valley Drive in Monument Valley Utah – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is from Monument Valley in Utah

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau made up of sandstone buttes, and is located on the southern border of Utah and northern Arizona. It is often used as the background for many western movies. It’s a popular place for hiking as well.

The first place you’ll want to explore on your visit to Monument Valley is the ruins. The ruins are full of artifacts from the years 500 to 1300 AD. These are full of ancient art, pottery and weaving works. Valley of The Gods is an isolated area not too far from Mexican Hat. There isn’t any trails to follow since it is all cleared land.

If you love hiking, Monument Valley is the place for you! The landscapes are so diverse that you’ll never be bored. There are easy hikes, such as the Hovenweep Cajon Group, which is full of ancient ruins. Moderate-difficulty hikes, like the Natural Bridges Kachina Trail, which explores through the natural bridges created by the elements of weather. There is also challenging courses like Grand Gulch. Kane Glutch is a lengthy distance to it’s destination in the Bullet Canyon Trailhead, a whopping 33 mile backpacking course. You’ll need to have 3-4 days planned for the trip. Make sure to bring food and water too!

Monument Valley is a fun place to visit. Between exploring the ruins, to hiking and learning more and more about the land, you’ll never run out of things to do in Monument Valley Utah.