Near the small town of Mexican Hat (last population check was 31 people 😊) there are few
attractions, nice mountains, rock formation and the mighty San Juan River paving
its way creating a deep canyon.
note: Mexican Hat is a small town, tourist aspects like the few old hotels and restaurants
may be not open (there is a gas station).
thoughts: Nice place’s to stop and enjoy the view on the way to/from Moab
Hat is a very small town in the “middle of nowhere”, it is probably not on
anyone destination list, but you can see some interesting things nearby as you pass
on your way.
also go rafting on the San Juan River.
Hat balanced rock, you can see it from the main road. It is much larger than it
looks like from far away.
park with the view of San Juan River switchback formation creating deep canyon
in the surrounding high mountain plateau.
section The San Juan River twists and turns through the meander, flowing a
distance of over six miles while advancing one and half miles west on its way
to Lake Powell.
viewpoints on the winding river below, not a lot to do except enjoy the view
and keep with your trip.
thoughts: Excellent short stopping viewing points on the way to/from Moab