Al and I took the great tour. What an experience! 3 1/2 hours long. We were with a Navajo tour guide, who told us stories and gave us the history of the area. He explained much of the culture and geography as well. It was a pretty rough ride through the area as much of the roads were not well kept. Many of the old westerns were filmed here. John Wayne films in particular, but others as well. Some of the films include: The Searchers, How the West was Won, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Back to the Future III, and Thelma and Louise. You may recognize the backdrop.
We also enjoyed our stay at Gouldings. http://www.gouldings.com/campground/ They not only have a beautiful RV Park, but also a Lodge. We were lucky to get there just before their rates went up. A week later our rate would have almost doubled. We were only there for three nights. Everyone who works and lives there are Navajo as far as we could tell. All very nice people. In talking to one lady, she told me they would have to drive for over 2 1/2 hours in any direction to find a Walmart or any large department stores. They do have a grocery store on the property. Not huge, but adequate. The prices were a little high, but not too bad. You can buy almost anything you need. Also they have a very nice restaurant there. We went out to eat there one night and enjoyed their Navajo Taco's.
|View from our Campsite|
This is Don our Navajo Guide
do live in them and several are located throughout the reservation.
stays very cool in summer and very warm in winter.
The tall one is called Totem Pole
|I believe this one is called Rooster|
What Al won't do to get a good picture!
|Not bad and I'm glad he took it and not me!|
|Just the right time of day and the sun was hitting the sandstones perfectly.|
|This is called Left Mitten|
with the other sandstones around it.