Monument Valley is another great iconic American landmark – set across two states, it is easily one of America’s most memorable landmarks – you’ve probably seen it in films, magazines, on TV adverts or in music videos and trust me, it’s so much more impressive in person! Monument Valley is actually part of the Colorado Plateaus and the buttes (which I wanna call ‘mountains’ but I am not allowed to 🙂 ) are incredibly large and breath-taking. In any case, it is definitely worth visiting! I heartily recommend it and here’s photo evidence as to why!
HOW TO GET THERE: Drive!
1.) Take cash with you! There are no cash machines nearby and they only take cash (at least that’s what they said when we were there – things might change soon)
2.) Get a 4 X 4 or a similarly big car! Don’t even try to use a regular car, it might seem okay for the first bit but eventually, you’re guaranteed to ruin a regular (low) car if you drive it there.
3.) Take warm clothing with you! Regardless of the weather, it can get unexpectedly cold when you’re there so take some warm clothing with you. Seeing as you’ll be driving anyway – worst case scenario, if you don’t need it, you can just leave it in the car.
4.) Take food and drinks with you! There isn’t much very nearby even after driving for a while so it’s best to arrive with everything you need. This includes petrol for your car! 🙂
5.) It seems counter-intuitive but take some sunscreen with you as well! You’ll need it should you decide to venture out of the car and explore in more details.
6.) An added bonus: 4 Corners Monument (where you get to be in 4 states at the same time – Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah) is about 1 hour and 30 minutes up the road. It’s not the biggest sights but if you have the time, it’s worth a visit.