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Valley of the Gods

UT
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Ranked #54 of 717 attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Mississauga, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Last May and this May I e had the pleasure of driving through Valley of the Gods. The monuments are smaller than Monument Valley but this not devalue their presence and form at all. They hold their own in this picturesque valley and scenic drive that is far less crowded and the vistas are huge. As the day goes on... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Monument Valley is a stunningly beautiful place that is well on the way to Disney-fication. 20 miles north on Utah 163, a couple of miles past the turnoff to Goosenecks State Park is an unmarked dirt road on the left. Take it and prepare for a spectacular, serene drive through beautiful red rock formations without the crowds and silly rules... More

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Elmer, New Jersey
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83 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just as beautiful if not more so than Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods can easily be made part of a day trip in the area. Not too far west of Bluff you will come across its entrance. It's a 17-mile dirt and gravel road that can be quite bumpy at times. We drove through with a 2WD Compact... More

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