Monument Valley

Purple Valley::Monument Valley::
Purple Valley
Different Rock Formations::Monument Valley::
Different Rock Formations
Monument's Fog::Monument Valley::
Monument's Fog

Monument Valley is considered one of the natural wonders of the world because of the beauty of the free standing rock formations. It became popular film scenery after 1938 when John Wayne and director, John Ford came to the valley. Today, the land on Arizona - Utah border still belongs to the Navajo Indians and is a part of Navajo Indian Reservation.

Awakening in the Valley::Monument Valley::
Awakening in the Valley
Old Castle::Monument Valley::
Old Castle
Pioneer's Wagon::Monument Valley::
Pioneer's Wagon
Long Way::Monument Valley::
Long Way
Mustangs::Monument Valley::

Spanish explorers brought horses to North America in the 16th century. Some of them escaped or were released to the wild. Mustangs adapted themselves to the western habitat and multiplied in large numbers. Many of them were captured, domesticated, and bred by Native Americans.

Today, you can still find horses in Monument Valley.

© 2000 Maciej Swulinski