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Valley of the Gods

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Address: Mexican Hat, UT
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The trip of a lifetime

What an amazing experience it was to see this beautifully rugged landscape that appears to have been sculpted by God. We could have spent days sightseeing here. The Navajo we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina F
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience it was to see this beautifully rugged landscape that appears to have been sculpted by God. We could have spent days sightseeing here. The Navajo we chatted with during our visit were very kind and hospitable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a true gem and I'm happy it's protected. This dirt road scenic byway is one of Utah's best. Dry days are best to drive with a moderate high clearance car/suv. I'd only say 4wd is necessary on wet days myself but anyway, this place is awesome and so worth seeing!

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Peebles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

I had never heard of Valley of the Gods? During a 6,300 mile cross country trip with my daughter I seen VOTG on the map. I said, "wanna check it out?" So we drove a bit out of our way. OMG was it incredible! Now you must have an SUV or truck to drive the roads. I can't imagine a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is off the beaten path, but a very scenic and quiet spot to camp. Rustic camping. On the night we camped here there were thunderstorms, so we had the place to ourselves. It was a bit eerie camping alone here, but we had magnificent views of the valley and the rock formations. Sun came out the next morning, and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Valley of the Gods has so many beautiful scenes to see, may not be as magnificent as Monument Valley but still great views, it is free and you can park and explore by yourself without the need for tour guides or fees. The road is OK and before you enter it says to not explore it if it is raining.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

We were going to the drive but after seeing the scenery from an overlook above the area it really didn't look anything special. Perhaps it was because we had just been touring around all the incredible Utah parks and had been spoilt. We therefore decided to go to Natural Bridges National Monument instead.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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 November 17, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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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