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Monument Valley is an icon of the western United States. The desert plateau is actually of fluvial origin (Colorado Plateau) and is located on the border between Utah and Arizona in an area which is quite isolated as extended over 70 km from the nearest town in Kayenta. The road to Monument Valley in the end is just as famous: it follows a straight path down slightly giving the impression to the traveler to descend into the valley. The main road leading to the site is on Highway 163. The territory is mostly flat except for the fact that the plain is dotted with a kind of spire called buttes or mesas. These buildings consist of natural rock and sand in the shape of towers from the reddish color (caused by the oxidation of iron) with the flat top more or less horizontal; debris accumulate at the base consisting of crushed stone and sand.
The area is part of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is a Tribal Park entrance fee. The Indians manage all activities within the valley including the controversial and expensive View hotel opened in 2009 built on-site camping essentials that had existed for 40 years. Li and the nearby Visitor Center you can arrange tours by jeep, you can perform to a certain extent with their vehicle and found a fair amount of stalls on the Navajo who sell their factories, especially jewelry.
It is not unusual to see a film set during the visit along the many dirt roads that cross the valley in fact the place is often set in western movies in the past.

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  • Copyright: Giuseppe Nicita (peppe59) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1247 W: 14 N: 974] (14555)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-01
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure:f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 9:47
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