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Canyonlands and Monument Valley

We found our favorite campground by the Colorado River full, and settled for another one upstream. Every time I come back to this area, I find that its popularity has grown. Driving toward and through Moab the next day, it seemed a spit would not fall to the ground without landing on a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Leaving the hubbub behind, we visited Needles overlook above Canoynlands, and found peace and shelter (a nice small non-chain motel) in Monticello.

As Radka had never been to the Monument Valley, we used our proximity to it to have a McDonald's burger in Kayenta, just south of it. A side note relative to driving in the area is warranted - do not take those "Open range" signs in the area lightly, especially at night. Turning on the wipers will not do.

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Colorado River and La Sal mountains Utah Highway 128 Fences by a road Life on the edge Needles lookout fences Needles lookout fences
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Sign Needles lookout fences Rock Entering Monument Valley Monument Valley hospitality Tourism
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High life... Low life Monument Valley tumbleweed Yucca Shadows Traffic
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Traffic Symmetry Sunset in Monument Valley Dusk in Monument Valley


Last updated: February 3, 2003
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