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Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat
(4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Valley of the Gods is a scenic sandstone valley near Mexican Hat in San Juan County, southeastern Utah. It is north of Monument Valley across the San Juan River and has similar rock formations to Monument Valley with tall, reddish brown mesas, buttes, towers and mushroom rocks remnants of an ancient landscapestanding above the level valley floor.OverviewThe Valley of the Gods area may be toured via a 17mi gravel road that winds around the formations. The road is rather steep and bumpy in parts but is passable by non-four-wheel drive vehicles in dry weather. The western end joins UT 261 shortly before its 1200ft ascent up Cedar Mesa at Moki Dugway, while the eastern end starts from the town of Mexican Hat along US 163 and heads north, initially crossing flat, open land and following the course of Lime Creek, a seasonal wash, before turning west towards the buttes and pinnacles. In addition to the gravel road, the area is also crisscrossed by off-road dirt trails.The valley is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There are no entrance fees and no services of any kind in the valley though a bed-and-breakfast is located near the western end of FR 242.
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  • Found thanks to TripAdvisor, this "Valley" is truly spectacular! Along the 17 miles got a 10 machines and 5 motorcycles ... nothing! It was a great experience! Us, nature and silence! My wife and I parked in a clearing and had lunch with some sandwiches brought lunches! The road is unpaved but perfectly feasible (we had a hyundai elantra se) and is much more accessible to vehicles "than that of Monument Valley. "Negative" sides? Cell phones don't take it there sn kiosks if nn a small bed and breakfast situated at the entrance from the side closest to Monument:-)! Really WOW! The road on the tomtom map and Google is reported!
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  • Not far from the more famous Monument Valley. Well this place is well worth a visit. Easily accessible by a dirt road starts to become wonderful after twenty minutes! not to be missed
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  • This is a nice ride on a dirt road between cows, canyons and monuments. It's free and a very good alternative to Monument Valley. It was very quiet.
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