1.) Monument Valley
Picture the iconic image of the American West, and this is most likely what you’ll see. The truth is, the west has so much spectacular landscape that it’s hard to miss the beauty of the Monument Valley.
The towering mesas and rainbow-hued desert landscape of Monument Valley are icons of the American West. You will best appreciate the awe-inspiring red-rock region with a drive north from Kayenta, Arizona, along two-lane U.S. 163.
From Kayenta to Blanding, Utah, you can see dozens of strangely familiar “monument” formations. This includes the Mittens, Elephant Butte, Eagle Mesa, and Sentinel Mesa. At the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Arizona side, enjoy an informative walking tour through the desert and close-up views of the formations.
If you’re in the mood for a great adventure, try any of these spectacular USA drives. From the East to the West and the Pacific, the US has it all.