Sunday, January 4, 2015

Monument Valley in Winter - Part 1

Let me start with it was not supposed to snow, but I am glad it did.

We started our drive from Las Vegas which is approximately a 6 hour drive, that later turned out to be 12 hours due to unexpected blizzard storm and fog. The drive was quite exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time, since it was constantly snowing with low visibility and it was a completely unfamiliar terrain. Thankfully we did not take the Scenic Byway 14 from Cedar city suggested by our GPS and went with Google maps as things could have been worse on that route.

Scenic Byway 14 is an absolute heaven, a separate post about that later.

We reached Monument valley late at night and stayed at Goulding's Lodge. Its a beautiful places, feels like carved out of red rock.

Monument Valley in Winter

Monument Valley in Winter

View of Monument Valley from the Goulding's lodge

Monument Valley in Winter

Few other shots from the Goulding's lodge

Monument Valley in Winter

Monument Valley in Winter

Undoubtedly Monument valley was an absolute delight under 4 inch of snow. The valley was quite different from the lone red rocks as I had imagined and seen on Internet. The snow added a nice texture to the valley and made it more beautiful.

Adieu
Divya