A collage of towering sandstone buttes, flaming red mesas, and seemingly infinite azure skies, Utah’s Monument Valley truly is a sight to behold. Its breathtaking scenery, rich Navajo culture, and American film history prove that this desert diamond is no mirage.
With so much to offer, no wonder more than a million travelers flock to Monument Valley every year. Fortunately, you will find your one-in-a-million lodging at Desert Rose Inn & Cabins. This Bluff, Utah utopia unites Monument Valley adventures and outstanding accommodations.
The fun begins at the Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Tribal Park. Embark on a 17-mile drive through the rock-painted valley, dabbled with purple sage and juniper trees. Cruise through the nearby Navajo reservation and appreciate their rich traditions or solicit the services of an expert hiking guide, who will teach you about the terrain.
Maybe you’d prefer another mode of transportation. In that case, hop in the saddle for a horseback riding expedition through the red rock desert landscape. Enjoy the height of Utah scenery with a vantage point from a hot air balloon or a small plane.
The scenery is just as stunning at ground level. Monument Valley showcases a wealth of awe-inspiring rock formations that includes the West and East Mitten Buttes, a towering spire named The Totem Pole, and the Three Sisters spires.
With such iconic images, it comes as no surprise that filmmakers have chosen Monument Valley as their setting for dozens of silver screen classics. In fact, famous director John Ford was so fond of filming in the location that a five-square-mile region was named John Ford’s Point. The stage for everything from famous John Wayne westerns to the hilarious “The Three Amigos,” this Southwest staple has etched its name into movie history.
Of course, there’s plenty of historic attractions just a stone’s throw away. Explore Gooseneck State Park’s 300 million-year-old desert valley, climb the challenging red rocks at Arches National Park, or visit the many destinations of the Grand Circle, which encompasses the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Lake Powell.
Once you’ve experienced all the Southwest has to offer, return to your Bluff basecamp. Resting between 300-foot bluffs at the west entrance to this historic town, Desert Rose is an all-wood Old West inn with modern accommodations. Surf the cable channels on your flat-screen television, take advantage of the high-speed internet, or appreciate the beautiful views from your private porch.
A gateway to Monument Valley adventures, Desert Rose Inn & Cabins celebrates the Southwest scenery.