Valley of the Gods

Introduction:

Where? : North of the town of Mexican Hat on hwy 163

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What? : Large red-rock valley with nice mountain buttes formations.

 

When? : Summer time can be very hot winter can have snow storm at the higher elevations.

 


The visit:

The only way to visit this park is by taking the 17-mile gravel loop road in the large open valley. The road will take you near the large rock formations like the one in Monument Valley with tall, reddish brown mesas, buttes and towers.

 

A smaller scale version of Monument Valley, containing tall, red, isolated sandstone mesas and cliffs standing high above the level desert floor.

The only way to visit this park is by taking the 17-mile gravel loop road (San Juan County Road 242) in the large open valley. You do not need 4x4 vehicle to drive it and is in good condition in dry weather. The road will take you near the large rock formations that; Most of the road is firm and level, and the route should be passable by regular vehicles in good weather.

 

Muley Point: It is highly recommended to take the hwy 261 to natural bridges NP.

A viewpoint on the top of the unpaved road section that climb 1200 feet from the valley of the gods to the Cedar Mesa plateau.

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In good whether you can take the off-road section to Muley Point East.

 

www:

https://utah.com/monument-valley/valley-of-the-gods

https://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/mexican_hat/valley_of_the_gods.html

https://bluffutah.org/valley-of-the-gods/

 

Map:

http://www.aztecnm.com/fourcorners/utah/valleyofthegods.html

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