This is the famous vista that is said to have been John Wayne's favorite spot to view Monument Valley. This viewpoint has been featured in hundreds of movies, television shows and commercials throughout the years and is in my opinion one of the the most iconic symbols of the American West.

There is now a wonderful hotel on this spot and every room opens onto this famous view of the left and right mitten with Merrick Butte. This HDR shot was taken at sunrise around 6:30am with these dramatic clouds rolling across the horizon.

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