2022 USA – V16 – Driving to Flagstaff Arizona

We had found this time near Mesa Verde times with 70$ a quite cheap hotel that had not completely disgusting dirty rooms. The furnishings were from the 70s, but at least clean. Our destination today was Flagstaff in Arizona. First, however, we drove to four corners, which, by the way, cost $5 admission per person and then through the desert past Tom Hanks Point, through Monument Valley and then to Flagstaff.

Tom Hanks Point is a popular viewpoint located in Monument Valley, Arizona. The viewpoint is named after actor Tom Hanks, who filmed parts of the movie “Forrest Gump” in the area. It offers a panoramic view of the valley and the iconic rock formations that have made it a popular filming location for movies and TV shows.

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau known for its sandstone buttes, spires, and mesas. It is part of the Navajo Nation and is considered sacred by the Navajo people. The area has been used as a backdrop for many films, including “Forrest Gump,” “Thelma & Louise,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Tom Hanks Point offers a unique perspective of the valley and the iconic rock formations that have made it a popular filming location. Visitors can take in the breathtaking views and imagine scenes from their favorite movies and TV shows. The viewpoint is easily accessible by car and is located on a dirt road that is well-maintained and suitable for most vehicles.

One of the most iconic rock formations in the valley is the Mittens, two large sandstone buttes that stand out from the surrounding landscape. The viewpoint offers a great view of the Mittens and the other rock formations in the valley, making it a great spot for photography.

Visitors can also take a guided tour of the valley to learn more about the area’s history, culture, and geology. Guided tours are offered by the Navajo Nation and provide an in-depth look at the valley, including stops at other viewpoints and cultural sites.