Scenic USA - Arizona, Navajo Nation

Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Royal Arch

Royal Arch

Photo by John Mumaw

     Lying within the Navajo Nation are some of the most scenic desert vistas of the southwest. Although it's just one small section of Navajoland, Monument Valley is one of the enduring icons of the Southwest, attracting visitors from around the world. The Navajo Tribal Nation covers 26,000 square miles and portions of three of the Four Corner States.
      This spirited photographer has captured a dramatic view of the huge Royal Arch just outside the small town of Cove, Arizona. The arch is located in an area of northeast Arizona known as Red Rock Valley (Kah Bihghi). Part of a geological region known as the Morrison Formation, it's sandstone buttes, spires and arches rival those of Monument Valley. Arch hunters will find access to this remote site is limited and only attained through New Mexico. This grand arch, located on the Navajo Reservation, has an opening height of 170 feet and a span of 80 feet.

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