This part of Utah is one of the vast uninhabited areas of the United States. It is desolate, barren open corridor. However the wide open space with miles and miles of nothingness is also inspiring.
From Bluff we took USRoute 163 passing Recapture Dam into Monument Valley located in Navajo Tribal Lands.
We are staying at the Goulding's Camp Park. Harry and Leone Goulding's were traders looking for a new business opportunity and a place to call home. Over the years, the Goulding's hosted Hollywood movie productions including John Ford films starring John Wayne. Thus Monument Valley became famous as a location for Western films.
Dining Room is perched on the rocky plateau and to access, we climbed about 30 steps.
A view from the top. Honu is in the middle and the "skinny " one.
J.J. ordered hot chili and Navajo Fry Bread which is served with honey.
J.J. and I stopped by at the Gaulding's Grocery store and purchased a loaf of bread. Monument Valley is located at the border of Utah and Arizona within the Navajo Tribal Lands. I believe that Flagstaff, Arizona would be the closest major city to this location. Everything has to be trucked in. J.J. noted that a gallon of spring water which we purchase for $1 at Walmart is being sold for $1.79.
Many Europeans are staying in this RV park.
Tomorrow, I will share with you the beauty of Monument Valley.
Aloha -- Cathi