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    Rain God Mesa

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Rain God Mesa climbs to 5,932 feet (1,808.07 meters) above sea level. Rain God Mesa was a platform for "medicine men" to pray for rain. Supposely there is a burial ground on top.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    The Hub

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    The Hub climbs to 5,413 feet (1,649.88 meters) above sea level. The Hub looks like the center of a wagon whell, it also is the geographic center of Monument Valley.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    North Window

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    One of the most picturesque spots that is a favorite of visitors and can get kind of crowded. It is framed by Elephant Butte and Cly Butte. It frames East Mitten Butte, Castle, Bear/Rabbit, and Stage Coach Rock.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Yei Bi Chei

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Yei Bichei climbs to 5,325 feet (1,623.06 meters) above sea level. It is a holy figure among the Navajo people. Distinguished Navajo men dress as Yei-Bi-Cheis and dance for healing purposes in a very sacred nine day ceremony called the "Night Way Ceremony". the Yei-Bi-Chei rock formation appears to have a line formation of several different Yei-Bi-Chei dancers. They are unique and beautiful!

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Totem Pole

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    The Totem Pole is a 400 feet high scarlet rock formation that appears to be a replica of a totem pole, pillars of wood carved and painted representing mythical incidents among tribes of the Northwest. Totem Pole climbs to 5,594 feet (1,705.05 meters) above sea level.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Catch a Sunset!

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Catch a sunset or sunrise. The hues of red and orange are spectacular here! We saw so many different photographers perch in various areas just waiting to catch the special picture of the beautiful colors.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

    Leaving the park, heading for Kayenta. Artist Point
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    Artist Point

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    This one of those beautiful views in the park, make sure you do not pass it up.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Sentinel Mesa

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Sentinel Rock climbs to 3,704 feet (1,128.98 meters) above sea level. It is just the left as you come into the park.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Big Chair

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    It really looks like a big chair, if you see it at the right angel. It is part of the Thunderbird Mesa toward the north of it. Big Chair climbs to 5,630 feet (1,716.02 meters) above sea level.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    King in His Throne

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    This is not the best picture since it is probably miles away. It is in the foreground to the right. Was'nt sure of all the names, but with research I am making a point to document them. King-on-his-Throne climbs to 6,053 feet (1,844.95 meters) above sea level.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

    Right in the background.
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    Rooster Rock

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Rooster Rock climbs to 5,643 feet (1,719.99 meters) above sea level. I think it's name is befitting.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Beer Stien - Spearhead Mesa

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    This is part of the mesa that has the shape of a beer stien. It is part of the Spearhead Mesa climbs to 5,988 feet (1,825.14 meters) above sea level.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Castle Rock, Bear, Rabbit, & Stage Coach

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    To the right in the background front this angle from left to right is Castle Rock climbs to 5,866 feet (1,787.96 meters) above sea level. Bear and Rabbit Summit climbs to 5,896 feet (1,797.10 meters) above sea level and then Stagecoach climbs to 6,158 feet (1,876.96 meters) above sea level. You can see these better from

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Cly Butte

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Cly Butte is named in honor of a Navajo chieftain who is buried there with all of his worldly possesions- cattle, goats, sheep, as well as his horse, saddle and bride. It is the right side frame for North Window. Cly Butte climbs to 5,794 feet (1,766.01 meters) above sea level.

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

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    Big Indian

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    This can be seen from various areas in the park. It looks different from other angles. Big Indian climbs to 5,807 feet (1,769.97 meters) above sea level. It is to the right of the first photo!

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    P.O. Box 360289
    Monument Valley, UT 84536
    tel: 435.727.5870
    fax: 435.727.5875

    View from the parking lot, on the right. View from Artist Point
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