As you drive into the valley, you may feel as though you're driving through one of the classic Hollywood westerns. The feeling comes for good reason: hundreds of movies and commercials have been shot right here — it easily makes the list of the top things to see in Utah. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park offers some of Utah’s most magnificent and famous views. It’s a place of grandeur and majesty, and much of that beauty can be experienced by driving the 17-mile Tribal Valley Loop that begins at the visitor center. Currently, 25 private vehicles at a time are allowed on the loop, with entrance regulated by a free permit upon arrival; permits are first come, first served. On the unpaved roads of the scenic drive, high-clearance vehicles are recommended. Guided tours are available, and may be a quicker way to gain access to the Tribal Valley Loop. The road passes many notable features, including the Mitten Buttes, Three Sisters, Yei-bi-chai, North Window and the famous Totem Pole, a slender 500-foot-high dart that towers over surrounding sand dunes. No hiking or driving off the posted track is allowed. The angular rocks in Monument Valley that you will see from this drive are composed of De Chelly Sandstone, and they resemble a silent, stone city. The monuments can even be described in an architectural language, abounding with domes, cupolas, steeples, cathedrals, and skyscrapers. The landscape is grand. Everywhere the eye looks it finds an ever-changing panorama.