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Valley of the Gods

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Ranked #43 of 732 attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic views from a easily driven road yes its a bit dusty and rough in places.we have visited monument valley as well both brilliant drives but valley of the gods was a more relaxed drive yes it was free and nobody trying to sell anything we only saw about 10 cars one of which was Toyota yaris so yes in... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have seen seen family cars on the road but i recommend a high clearance vehicle. The sights are spectacular as other reviewers have said so i will not repeat the obvious. I will say a few words of caution. If you encounter a "dry gulch" that is muddy beware because you can get stuck easily. When you encounter a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just you and nature on a dirt road yet close to major highways. Had fun with my SUV. Saw only two other cars.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having driven from the north down the US-261 Moki Dugway, the Valley of the Gods road was immediately at the bottom but not signposted so we missed it the first time and had to turn round. The road round is 16 miles of unpaved dirt track which is very bumpy and you can only drive about 5 mph. The scenery... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Yes it's a gravel road and your vehicle will be dirty but it's worth the journey on this 17 mile trek thru beautiful natural creations. Few cars give this a feeling what explorers discovering new places must have felt like, a rush. You travel over creek beds and solid rock up and down hills but oh so fun and rewarding... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took the advice of TA reviews and we enjoyed Monument Valley from the road and made our way to Valley of the Gods. We were not disappointed. Some of the most spectacular scenery we have ever seen. And we saw one other car the entire time. That being said...the road is not not for inexperienced drivers or the faint of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews about Monument Valley and how we would be stuck paying for an expensive, dusty tour there we found this on TA. Coming from the south you should take highway 261 off of 163, and turn onto VotG road. This will let you drive the 17 miles and come out back on 163 closer to Moab than where... More

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Channahon, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We bypassed Monument Valley and came here after visiting Gooseneck SP. We entered from Highway 261 and drove the 17 mile road out to US163. It took us about 2 hours to complete the trip and that was with multiple stops to get out, take pics, etc. It is a gravel road but you can tell that is maintained (no... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Drove through Valley of the Gods this spring in route from Arches down to Petrified Forest NP. While not as spectacular or awe-inspiring as Monument Valley, it is definitely impressive and worth the diversion. There are still plenty of excellent rock formations offering great photos. Its free, un-crowded, (saw fewer than 10 cars), not time consuming and can be driven... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

No crowds, no fees, your public lands, easily accessible; beautiful formation with interesting names such as Sitting Hen, Seven Sailors and some we named ourselves. We visited in early June and only saw 5 or 6 other vehicles. The 17 mile road is graded dirt and can easily be driven in the family sedan as long as it has not... More

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