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The spectacular scenery of Monument Valley, at 5,200 feet in elevation, is fascinating every day because of the sandstone formations which have imaginary names like Mittens, Elephant Butte, Totem Pole, and North Window. Many facilities offer campgrounds so you can be close to some of the most iconic impressive 400- to 1,000-foot towers of the southwest. Trails outside of the Tribal Park are unmarked and considered backcountry, requiring a $5 day-use permit from the visitor center.