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Monument Valley Tour Information

Part of the Colorado Plateau, Monument Valley is home to iconic images of the American west made famous through film and television. Not actually a valley but rather a wide, flat, and at times desolate landscape, Monument Valley is characterized by its interestingly shaped butte formations which rise hundreds of feet into the air. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the rivers that formed the valley. Exposed iron oxide is responsible for its brilliant red color, while the darker, blue-gray color of other rocks comes from manganese oxide.