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Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road

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21.9 miles: 22 minutes
The trek along Arizona's Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road through the Navajo reservation reveals fantastic scenery that demands to be recorded as a favorite memory or photograph. Massive rocky formations rise from the ground like smokestacks on an ocean liner floating on a siltstone sea. As the sun chariots across the sky, the rocks’ shadows grow long and their soft brown faces blush red and pink.
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21.9 miles: 22 minutes
Drive through the Navajo Indian Reservation, which envelops US 163 in Arizona. You may recognize the route’s red sandstone mesas as the backdrop to many western films. El Capitan, a giant monolith created from volcanic rock, forms a striking silhouette. Spiral rock formations, arches and buttes rise from Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park’s Mystery Valley.