Monument Valley & Canyon de Chelly
Monument Valley, perhaps the most photographed landscape in America, this valley of monoliths and buttes has been a favorite Hollywood backdrop for 80 years. Still a traditional Navajo homeland, the valley is accessible by private vehicle and guided tours on limited roads. Horseback tours are also available.
Canyon de Chelly, an hour south of Monument Valley, where sheer 1,000 foot sandstone cliffs dwarf well-preserved ancestral Puebloan ruins is located in possibly the only national monument that still has a thriving community living in it. Visit the White House Ruins under the towering canyon walls or seach the 800 foot butte called Spider Rock where indian legends tell of Spider Woman dwells on the high cliffs and teaches people how to weave.