Welcome to the valley of the rocks, which is Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii in Navajo. This park wasn’t initially in our itinerary. My friend suggested we stop and check out this beautiful valley on our way to Moab in Utah. There is a lodge right by Monument Valley and a beautiful restaurant. It was a good place for a quick lunch break before the next drive. (See the previous post – One Day in Arizona)
In Monument Valley you can drive your car on the loop drive path to see all the monuments. It’s a 17-mile graded dirt road. We didn’t go the entire 17 mile, which usually takes around 2 hours. We drove enough to see the majestic natural monuments and take some beautiful pictures.
Monument Valley is an iconic symbol of the American West. While walking around taking pictures, this flowing ‘Geronimo’ flag immediately caught my attention. I had to look up his story. Geronimo was an Apache chief, who led his people to fight against the military of the United States for their homeland. He surrendered in 1886. He’s best remembered for his bravery, wisdom and the fight for freedom. Geronimo spent his last 2 decades of life as a prisoner of war.
Read more about Geronimo at Biography.com
The entire itinerary of the trip will be posted on the blog soon.
Photos by me & Gaurav Singh