Saturday 3 May 2014

Monument Valley - truly a spiritual place

The Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park is one of the most majestic - and most photographed - points on earth.  This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that are 400 to 1,000 feet tall.

The landscape overwhelms you, not just by its beauty but also by its size.  The fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colours of the valley.  

Check out this short video I took.

US Highway163 the road into Monument Valley from the south was spectacular

The weather was warm and sunny about 75 degrees

This view was just so humbling, and made you feel so small.  The road you can see is a dirt-track where you can take your car (or bike) along to get a closer look. However, with 460Kg of Harley Davidson to handle there was no chance we were going risk it.  Most of the 4 X 4's looked like they were having a challenge with the terrain.

The Blighty-Boys at home in the 'valley'.  The Aussie tourist who kindly took this kept asking us to take a step back to frame the shot better.  The trouble was over that wall was a 100 foot drop..!  You gotta love the Aussies great sense of humour!  There were four of them all having spent the winter in Colorado as ski instructors were now heading to California in search of girls!

Alcohol free beer of course…….but very refreshing nevertheless.  We sat right here with this wonderful  view having our lunch.


  1. Very very nice guys :) . a real high point of your trip -so far!

  2. Just wanted to add - the pictures of the bikes parked up, with the long straight road & the amazing scenery in the distance really kind of says it all about your road trip ..for me anyway :)