About an hour down the road we arrived at our campground and got all set up. We looked at the weather and it was supposed to rain the next day. We had booked a 3 1/2 hour tour through the valley but had plenty of time and changed the tour to later that afternoon. We left at 3:30 PM from the campground and it worked out great.
Next we headed into the valley and it was the "Wow" factor at every turn. These mountains in the distance all have names: El Capitan, Eagle Rock, the Setting Hen, Brigham's tomb, Left Mitten, Right Mitten, etc
This is the road where John Wayne was in "Stagecoach" - the movie that launched his career.
We stopped along the way and our guide indicated the hill was a good vantage point to see up the valley.
I thought is was ironic that a 'No Hiking' sign was posted nearby...
Good shot of "Left Mitten" and "Right Mitten".
We were not the only open wagon tour mobile on the property and we all got quite dusty. It was part of the experience and not a lot we could do about it. Good thing it wasn't blowing hard or raining. That would have been tough...
We went along and rounded Rain God Mesa and Thunderbird Mesa
This whole area defies description.
Have you been? What word would you use?