: year round but summer can be VERY hot and not recommended
Note: This Park is under local Indian reservation regelation; hikes or drives going
off main trails is forbidden without official local guide, please respect this.
My thoughts: This is my landscape view of the wild west, always excited to visit here. A
must stop (even for short time) if you are traveling in this area.
park is owned and maintained by the local endian tribe that consider this as a holy
place. You can see the rocks from the main road outside the park but going into
give you a much better view.
entrance fee you start the visit from the viewing point just at the Visitor
Visitor Center there is a gravel road (good for all cars) that will take you
into the valley and between the towering mountains, just follow the signs and stop
at the recommended viewing spots.
trip can be 1-2 hr depending on how many stops you are taking; and how many
other visitors there are.
trip with the stops along the way is highly recommended.
also have local guided trips that will take you into other places that you
can’t get by yourself.
Gump Picture (Google Map link):
interesting point is just out of the park itself on hwy 163 north of the park in
the direction of Mexican Hat. In this nice spot Forrest Gump (the movie) stop
his famous cross US running, just because he was tired 😊.
stop on the side of the road, stand in line and take a nice picture of the road
going into the mountains. You will not be the only one over there 😊