Monument Valley Navaho Tribal Park, which straddles the border between Arizona and Utah, represents the classic southwestern landscape made famous in the movies of John Ford and others. It is sacred Indian Territory so access is limited; however, up-close views of these vertical mesas and buttes rising from the valley floor are beautiful and inspiring, not to mention nostalgic if you remember these old Westerns.
Guided or self-guiding tours are available from the Visitor Center. Be aware that the roads in the park are not paved.
The Mittens are the classic image of this landscape but visitors will encounter many other distinctively-shaped rocks, most with interesting and descriptive names.
Check out postcards of the area before you enter the park and try to duplicate some of these views when traveling through the landscape..