The geology is amazing -- you can walk anywhere and the erosional features are all accessible close up. It’s difficult to imagine how one could take a boring photo here. It is 34 miles from Farmington and any conveniences, there are no park facilities and you do need to hike at least a mile to get to the really interesting features (bring lots of water), but that only serves to keep the visiting population low. You may run into photographers at key sites (e.g., the Egg Factory) at sunrise and sunset, but at other times it’s easy to find total solitude. It is also hard to get lost as everything branches off a large central wash. Any disorientation can be quickly overcome by scrambling up the surrounding mesa for a broad view. It was dry when we were there, but occasional hardened and deep footprints indicate hiking when it is wet and muddy would be a real slog.