One thing I really love about the Colorado Plateau are all the incredible rock formations. In the midwest, south, and east most of the rocks are mountains covered with trees. In the west however, the results of millions of years of erosion from wind and water are visible in their full glory. I returned to Monument Valley this trip, a place I have always wanted to see again. I know that this spot has been photographed a million times, attracts the amateurs, and is the background for lots of westerns and car commercials. Nevertheless it is incredibly special and worth seeing once in your life.*
* especially at sunrise and sunset