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Address: Mexican Hat, UT
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just as scenic as Monument Valley Tribal Park, and best of all it's free

On a dirt road off route 163 in Utah north of Mexican Hat is a great scenic drive just as beautiful as Monument Valley with similar rock formations, and it's free.No need for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a dirt road off route 163 in Utah north of Mexican Hat is a great scenic drive just as beautiful as Monument Valley with similar rock formations, and it's free.No need for 4-wheel drive, or high clearance vehicle.Go slow, take it easy, enjoy the drive, and take lots of pictures. There are warnings not to take this road after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be my favourite stop in Utah. Well, that's a bit of a stretch, southern Utah is the most amazing place on the planet. I've traveled here several times and always find new and interesting attractions. First it's the vibrant colours, orange sand, red rock and green vegetation combine to make a beautiful palette of nature. Whether it's viewed... More 

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On Da Road
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this drive. Unlike Monument Valley it is free & the buttes & monuments are just as pretty. The road is a little washboard on the one end. The rock colors are particularly nice at sunset. Beautiful area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great road through interesting landscape. Careful driving is required and watch for oncoming traffic. Very quiet and less crowded than Monument Valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left Mexican Hat early in the morning and traversed Valley of the Gods east to west with the sun mostly in our back. The unpacked road was in a reasonable condition and should be passible for normal cars on most days. Only rainy days could be tricky. The red rock scenery was comparable to that in Monument Valley, but... More 

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EL Dorado Hills, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did this in a rental car in Oct, 2016. We had conflicting information - moab visitor center person saying that it couldn't be done in a car but Blandings visitor center person was sure about doing this in car. It is helpful to have the 2nd page from BLM brochure (no links allowed in reviews :-( ). The two... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The rock formations along this 17-mile gravel road are on par with Monument Valley, but it has far fewer visitors, making this one of the best kept secrets in SE Utah. It's also free.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The area is beautiful with lots of pretty spires and buttes. It may not be as impressive as nearby Monument Valley, but it is free and not crowded. I think we saw 4 vehicles on the 17 mi loop. We drove from the northwest to the southeast on the loop road. It was dry and the gravel road was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely GORGEOUS! A 17 mile drive with lots of places to pull over, get out of the car and walk/take photographs! I was on the road through the Valley just prior to sunrise, and witnessed a private and beautiful sunrise over the buttes. The rock formations here are on par with Monument Valley - and the trek... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The Valley of the Gods is an area administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a US government entity within the department of the interior that manages public lands. Admission is free to the 17 mile gravel and clay road that loops through the park. You can enter either from highway 261 or highway 163. Camping is allowed however... More 

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