Valley of the Gods & Monument Valley

6th February 2011 by Helen

This morning we took a walk around Sand Island and looked at some more petroglyphs here before heading off to drive through the Valley of the Gods.  Driving through the Navajo Indian Reservation we posed for photos in front of the Mexican Hat monument before stopping for lunch at San Juan cafe in the town of Mexican Hat.  We had a great chat with a local Indian artist working at the cafe before heading off again through Monument Valley down to Flagstaff (on Route 66).  By now it was dark and the rest area was closed so we stopped at the truckers garage (Pilot) for the night.  The roads through the Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley were ‘off road’ but in good condition and an easy drive for a 4×4.  Drove 294 miles today.

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