Around the monuments

A road takes visitors around the mesas (big and flat monuments), buttes (smaller munuments) and spires (the last stage of erosions) of Monument Valley. We spent the morning driving around this famous movies and tv shows location.

North of Monument Valley in Gooseneck state park, where the San Juan river sculpted a smooth and curvy canyon. Next to it is the Valley of the Gods, also called the mini Monument Valley. Almost by ourselves, we took the dirt road around the monuments there, it winds up and down like a roller coaster, offering views on Monument Valley. The colors, the drive, the views and the quietness made it a much better attraction than Monument Valley. On top of this we saw White-tailed Antilope Squirrels running around.