The Mittens is the name of two famous buttes located in Monument Valley National Park. These land formations have appeared in many television shows and films, including "Forrest Gump" and "Easy Rider." This park, which is famous for its buttes, lies within Utah and Arizona.
A butte is a natural land formation identifiable by its tall, steep towers made of rock. The distinctive look of a butte comes from the erosion of large plateaus by wind, water and ice. The top layer of the butte is called cap rock because it doesn't erode like the sides. This gives the butte its unique feature of a flat top.