Where in the West do horses run free among sand, sage, and epic sandstone buttes?
Hint: Horses have been revered for centuries by the Navajo, who manage this iconic, often-photographed park. The horse has played roles both practical (travel, hunting, warfare) and cultural (sacred bonds, links to the supernatural). Today, thousands of wild horses roam Navajo Nation lands, and how to manage the burgeoning population is an ongoing debate. What’s not debatable: The majesty and power of these stunning creatures. —LeeAnne Jones; Photo: Brian Fulda
Answer: Monument Valley, Arizona