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I’ve never been to Monument Valley but am quite familiar with the towering sandstone buttes seen in various photos and movies.  I was ready to see the area with my own eyes but after reading about the various restrictions and fees I wasn’t quite as pumped to go.  If you read this blog long enough, you’ll come to realize we prefer to camp in the most remote, unrestricted areas we can find.  Where we are miles from the next person, where our dogs can run free and we can enjoy nature at it’s best.  Our truck camper fully functions off the grid so all we need is a semi-level place to park.  Enter Valley of the Gods.  Mark had been once before and it was exactly what we were looking for.  Like a little brother to Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods had the breath-taking sandstone buttes without the rules, restrictions and crowds.  There are no established campgrounds at Valley of the Gods, just dispersed camping sites with no amenities.  Most sites are just pull-offs off the side of the road but we managed to find one  off the road a few hundred yards.  The sunset, sunrise and star-gazing was one of a kind.
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