The Impressive Structure Of Agathla Peak In Monument Valley, Arizona Featured On An Attractive Acrylic Fridge Magnet
At approximately one thousand five hundred feet Agathla Peak is an inspiring sight. Located south of Monument Valley it is sometimes referred to as 'El Capitan' due to the way it appears to command the entrance to the Valley. Its actual name is taken from the Navajo word aghaala, which means 'much wool'. It is thought that this name comes from the fact that local antelope and deer brushed against it causing their fur to be discarded and gather. The sheer size and splendour of Agathla Peak can be seen on our acrylic fridge magnet especially as it is pictures against the brilliant blue Arizona sky.
Visiting The Majestic Monument Valley In Arizona
Agathla Peak is just one of the sights to see when visiting Monument Valley. The most immediately identifiable features of the park are the rock formations which have featured in many a movie over the years. Few people have not seen photographs of the 6,575 foot Mitchell Mesa and the trio of thinner peaks which form the 'Three Sisters'. Aside from the stunning scenery one of the most fascinating things about visiting Monument Valley is learning about Navajo culture and history. Navajo guides provide tours of the site and it is possible to watch Navajo women weaving, or to have a traditional Navajo lunch at Mitchell Mesa. If the scenery is the main reason for visiting the area though the best time for taking photographs is during the monsoon season in July and August when the sky is full of cloud formations and perhaps even the occasional lightening flash. Any time of year the Valley is amazingly beautiful and any of its structures are well worth photographing as can be seen from our attractive acrylic fridge magnet featuring Agathla Peak.