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Valley of the Gods

Address: UT
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Ranked #64 of 642 Attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

At the end of December 2014, my husband and I visited Monument Valley. I had read about the Valley of the Gods so we decided to visit it. There were no paper maps available at the entry points so I recommend you print the BLM brochure so you will have information on the formations. http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/monticello_fo/ recreation/recreation_brochures0.Par.95131.File.dat/ VoGbrochure.pdf We entered from... More 

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Cupertino, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I came from the north (the turnoff is right after the Mogi Dugway. First left. it is easy to miss. If you go a mile, turn around. There are signs coming from the south, but not from the north that I saw). At first I was disappointed, but I was not yet in the valley. Once you get there, it... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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241 reviews 241 reviews
134 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Valley of the Gods can easily be forgotten if you visit Monument Valley based on Kayenta. However, if you happen to be in Mexican Hat or Bluff, this stop is a must for you (and also for the rest, but it will take some more time for you!). The Valley of the Gods is a smaller-scale Monument Valley. It... More 

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Coaldale, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you're traversing from Bluff to Cedar Mesa (UT-261), in either direction, unless you're REALLY late, I can't imagine not taking (San Juan) County 242 through Valley of the Gods. It's not that much longer and you get spectacular shots of hoodoo spires from all possible angles.

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New York City, New York, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Super entrance to the valley is the switchback gravel road..my wife drove and we were laughing and hysterical for 3 miles of narrow over the cliff and over the top views

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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The best approach is from Mexican Hat off of US 163-N. It is a gravel road off the left side of the road a few miles north of Mexican Hat. I highly recommend having a vehicle with either AWD or 4WD. The vistas are extraordinary. We were there in late September and only 5 vehicles passed us from the other... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were on our way to Monument Valley when I spotted a small sign that said Valley of the Gods, made a quick turn down a dirt road and was greeted with some amazing sights. Beautiful landscape everywhere you turn. The only thing that was odd about this place, was the I assume Navajo man who was camped out, standing... More 

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Sandy, Utah
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a 20 mile dirt road route, not a loop, so you get back to the main road a few miles down the way. It will take about 1 hour with stops. What a FANTASTIC place! It’s pretty close to the road, it’s FREE and any 2WD car can do it, with no problems in dry weather. Such great... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were told ahead of time about the switch back roads to get there from Blanding, but did not expect what we encountered. The roads were narrow, sheer drop offs along the way and you must proceed with caution. The valley below however is mind changing with outcrops of rock formations scattered around. It was a very fun drive and... More 

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121 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found the road had to be driven with much more care this time, as a recent storm had caused some erosion to the road itself. While still driveable with a high clearance vehicle, you need to take extra care. The views are still lovely and it is so peaceful, you almost feel you are intruding on nature. Sometimes it... More 

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