DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Monument Valley: Valley Of The Gods
We took Highway 261 from Highway 95 to get to the valley floor going to Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley. There were 12-degree grades and a 5 mph speed limit on these switchbacks. Very steep and sharp turns. Thought I was going to lose my co-pilot on one of the turns. lol.
Valley of the Gods: To get there we had to travel a pretty long and rough gravel road.
Mexican Hat Rock. Had a moon rising to the left.
I stopped on Highway 163, where Forrest Gump stopped and turned around in the movie by the same name.
The spot on Highway 163 heading to Mounment Valley where Forrest Gump stopped running. There were a number of people stopping to photograph this scene as cars shot by going 80 mph.
Monument Valley: The Mittens.
Sunset on Monument Valley.
After a long, hot day touring Monument Valley, John Wayne set us up a beer!
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, had quite a vacation, visiting many national and state parks in Utah. These photos are from their day in Monument Valley, which was used as the background scenery in many old westerns.