Creating a Natural Masterpiece
Previously an empty basin, Monument Valley developed after millions of years of sediment from the Rocky Mountains layering itself over and over again. Pressure and natural elements slowly carved away until it sculpted the geological structures that stand today. Monument valley displays red cliffs upward of 1,000 feet. The area falls under the Colorado Plateau region that branch through New Mexico, southeastern Utah and northern Arizona.
This area may seem familiar to some travelers as it was the iconic backdrop to movies such as “Stagecoach,” “The Searchers,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.” However, there is much more to the history of Monument Valley than its big screen appearances.