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Address: US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
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There are so many wonderful and awe-inspiring geological formations in Utah that this one pals in comparison. However, one glimpse of the Mexican Hat Rock leaves no doubt where... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are so many wonderful and awe-inspiring geological formations in Utah that this one pals in comparison. However, one glimpse of the Mexican Hat Rock leaves no doubt where you are in Mexican Hat. This formation is more iconic then spectacular. There are many turn-outs along side the road to take a picture...and make all your friends jealous. LOL :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of those things that you just can't believe until you see it yourself and have the chance to enjoy the magnificent and creative force of nature. Stopped by on my motorcycle and went in through a gravel road. I went a bit too far and did not realised that I could get stuck in the sand. After... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There is a well maintained gravel road off of the main road to the monument. A few minutes looking and taking pictures is all that is needed. There is nothing else at the site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An interesting rock formation but nothing else. If you drive US hwy 163 around the area, it is OK for a quick visit, maybe 5 - 10 minutes. Watching it from the highway is fine if you don't want to have a specific visit. Nothing lost.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you're driving by anyway, just be aware that it's there and pull over for a quick picture. We took the dirt road up to it and behind to see about better angles. Nope, not really. We were just surprised how big it is when you get closer.

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There are dirt roads leading closer. Fact is that cooler stuff awaits you either going north or south, but spending 5 minutes looking at this rock closer is worth it.

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Scottsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Make sure to go to Mexican Hat, Utah if you are anywhere near there. The Mexican Hat rock formation is a very cool to see. You don't want to miss it!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The formation lives up to it's name, but after seeing many of the other geological formations in the area, this is not one of my favorites. The Raplee Anticline at sunset, Valley of the Gods, and Monument Valley are much more impressive. But, since it was right on the way to Monument Valley from Valley of the Gods, it's worth... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As you drive into south into Mexican Hat, Utah on U.S. Hwy. 163, be sure to look to the east for the rock formation that is the inspiration for the name of this very small town in southeastern Utah. It does, indeed, look like an upside-down sombrero (a Mexican hat). It is balanced on a point and appears that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This spectral rock can be seen from the highway and then you can take a secondary road that takes you just to the base of the Mexican Hat. You also can climb there a little but is not recommendable as almost all the rock formations in southern Utah are sand rocks, the effect of long years of erosion. The surroundings... More 

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