America's Most Beautiful Landmarks
Monument Valley, UT/AZ
the Utah and Arizona border on a Navajo Tribal Park, this vast desert valley is
punctuated by red siltstone buttes sculpted by the wind into hand-like shapes
known as “mittens.” Director John Ford immortalized the landscape in western
films like The Searchers.
How to See It: Hike the four-mile Wildcat Trail around the
Left Mitten for an entirely different view of the monoliths—some reaching as
high as 1,000 feet—from directly below.