Navajo Country, Arizona
You've probably seen monument valley about 100 times whether you have been aware of it or not. This small area on Navajo lands has been the backdrop of just about any western movie produced this century. Naturally, because this landmark is on Navajo land, you're gonna have to pay to see it, which kinda kills the vide a bit. However, what most people don't know is that there are a ton of other beautiful spots throughout the 17 mile drive through loop. The loop is pretty spread out enough to find a bit of privacy as long as you go any other season but summer.
The entrance fee is either $10 per person or $20 per car which is comparatively inexpensive. But it is pretty far from any sort of real civilization, meaning that for most of you, Monument Valley is going to be a bi**h to get to. Therefore we HIGHLY recommend combining this trip with some other desolate destinations nearby like Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, or Moab, all of which are about 2hrs away.
There are many well marked viewpoints throughout the drive, but the best views are off the beaten path.