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Valley of the Gods

UT
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Ranked #55 of 750 Attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Montrose
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121 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Although barely marked by one road sign, we found the trail and took off in our 4 wheel drive Jeep. It is an 18 mile circle that is very much worth the drive. It is very different to view the rock formations from a distance than when you are able to go directly to them. We could have hiked if... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

How can I describe this? The only way is to say it is unbelievable. The rock foundations are absolutely amazing. It is awe inspiring and wonderful. Yes it is a bumpy road and one really needs a 4 wheel drive, but it is so worth it because of the views.highly recommended.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I agree with the reviewer that it is a "mini" Monument Valley including no crowds. I wouldn't recommend the 17 mile loop on a wet day unless you have a high clearance vehicle, but we went on it in our Prius with no difficulty. Plenty if room to turn around and go back if needed. I enjoyed it more than... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Too many people, and pretty soon, the magic is lost. This is a roundtrip loop through amazing Red Rock formations on a primitive road. I've camped off to the side a couple of times, that's fun. There's a B&B at one end too, by the Moki Dugway, but I've never stayed there. It's a "mini Monument Valley" and as noted,... More

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wales
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Did this run a few days after the heavy rains and it was very,very scary.at the moment you need a 4x4,we did do it without ,but not a good idea.

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