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Mini Monument Valley

Easy to find off US 163 (east entrance) or UT 261 (west entrance). Administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Beautiful monoliths and buttes. Has more solitude than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Mendon, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Easy to find off US 163 (east entrance) or UT 261 (west entrance). Administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Beautiful monoliths and buttes. Has more solitude than Monument Valley but not the same photographic variety. Has not been commercialized like Monument Valley. It is just the beauty of the place and your ability to access that beauty--very peaceful. It... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you enjoyed the wildcat trail in Monument Valley you are going to love the freedom the Valley of the Gods will give you. You need a four wheel drive and the best part for walking is further into the park. Bring plenty of water and food with you. I recommend you fill your car with petrol at Mexican Hat... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Let me start by saying that I completed the entire 17 mile drive in a rental Ford Mustang. It rides low and is rear wheel drive and I had no problems with the road surface. Just take it easy if you do not have a 4x4. Compared to the dirt road in Monument Valley the road that takes you around... More 

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Queenstown, NZ
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14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We loved really getting off the beaten track and exploring this beautiful valley. As we were in a rental car (not 4wd) we only went in part way, around 5 miles. The gravel road was fine that far. The formations and colours are spectacular. It looked a good place to camp as well. Note: the small sign at the entrance... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We enjoyed this drive better than Monument Valley and it's free. It was more peaceful and you felt closer to the beauty of the area. There were a few sections of this drive that makes me recommend doing this with at least an awd vehicle. GPS is helpful if you are starting this drive off of 163 as we didn't... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Take your time, slow down and enjoy the beauty of this drive. You really need to have a camera or two with you as the geological formations are unbelievable. Do NOT take this drive if it is raining or if the road surface is wet.... just a friendly warning! This is a 17 mile loop that crosses several washes and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While the features are not nearly as dramatic as the much more famous and visited Monument Valley, I prefer Valley of the Gods if I had to pick just one locale to visit. There are two main reasons for this-it has much less use and you are able to have some solitude and it is free. Furthermore you can camp... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

THE VALLEY OF THE GODS- STATE PARK (BLM) (UTAH’S HIDDEN BYWAYS IX) If there were a park that many people drive past without knowing of its existence, it would be VALLEY OF THE GODS STATE PARK. This small, but highly photogenic area, is a condensed version of Monument Valley farther south on the Utah/Arizona border. Its lack of traffic lies... More 

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California
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32 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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