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“wow, Wow, WOW - A Must Visit Viewpoint !!!”

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

I drove the the 'Muley Point Overlook' on a long day/drive from Capitol Reef NP, which went through the impressive Glen Canyon NRA then via Natural Bridges NM, finishing at a motel in Mexican Hat, as part of my month-long tour of the Utah/Arizona natural attractions last year.

This was, along with the next attraction ('The Moki Dugway') only a few hundred yards down the main road heading south, the culmination of a very 'productive' and wonderful day.

THIS IS, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, A MUST DO !!!!!

I have compiled an extensive Trip Advisor 'Trip List' for my tour, which includes 'extra' attractions and also has links to the other individual TA reviews I've contributed for the accommodation/attractions I visited - it has been made a Trip Advisor 'Itinerary'; I hope it is of interest and use to you - I plan to add visitor information sections/viewable media sections..... The most direct way to access it is by clicking my review-count below my profile name to the left of this review text. Alternatively, see after my review below the dashed line...

It seems that for whatever reason, few people are aware of this magnificent overlook (the relatively low TA review-count reflects this). Look on a map and the north/south journey to/from Blanding/Moab isn't THAT much further if you go via these 2 adjacent attractions on Highway 261; also, it's not much of a diversion if going to/from Moab/Blanding to/from Capitol Reef NP....

Go 'direct' or avoid the detour and you're missing an experience of a lifetime !

The views from the overlook are quite something to behold and difficult to properly represent in words. The width, depth and distance of the vista is incredible and includes looking down into a deep/bending canyon as well as having the sight of Monument Valley in the distance - it's all there !

To get there: as you approach the switchback descent of the 'Moki Dugway' (see my separate review) heading south the road is straight. As it starts to bend slowly to the left and descend there is a plain looking sandy track on the right which heads to the overlook area; it's not THAT difficult to find as there are few alternatives. I found the track on a satellite-view map (except the one I used calls it 'Mulie Point' !) and added the spot as a location on my satnav just to be sure - no satnav heading north = look at your odometer and if you drive more than 1 mile or so you've gone past it !

The downloadable map of Glen Canyon NRA on the NPS website shows things pretty well and even annotates the track as Highway 431.......

Visitor photos already capture the views pretty well and show that approach 'track' - I plan to add a 'panorama-stitched' photo and a video to complement them, BUT the view with your own eyes actually standing there are much, much better !

By the way, I had a normal 'compact' low-clearance 2WD hire car and experienced no problems driving the non-paved track (May 2011), but it does need a little care occasionally. The overlook area is a different matter as the approach to it is tempting but actually VERY undulating - it's best to park just 100yds or so from the edge and make your parking risk-free !

My only observation to add to the TA reviews is that if it's blustery at the spot you choose to take your photos/look (as it was for me), for safety reasons move but it's also worth moving just 5ft sideways anyway as the gusts can disappear - weird !

I could blather on with a full description and cover the highlights in-depth, but I won't. In fact, I would urge you to audition the views as little as possible, just take it as read that your 'Muley Point Overlook' experience will be incredible and go there - you will NOT regret it !
I will add any relevant photos/videos after this review is posted by TA.

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As well as the method described near the start of this review my TA 'Trip List' can also be accessed from the 'Utah Itineraries' link on the right of the Utah Forum page. Or the direct link is :

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/GoListDetail-i24850-Las_Vegas_to_Zion_Bryce_and_other.html

Alternatively, to search via TA, it is entitled 'Las Vegas to Zion, Bryce and other SUtah Natl Parks + Monument Valley-May 2011'.

Please feel free to send me messages with any questions.

6  Thank LPWilliams
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

This is one of the most beautiful overlooks ever. Like the other posters have said, if you are coming up from Moki Dugway you won't see a sign (unless you turn around to see the back of the sign like we did.) It's so beautiful and peaceful and the huge rocks that you have to walk on to get to the point look like ginormous pillows. Very remote, but well worth the trip.

2  Thank passionfruitface
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Reviewed July 17, 2009

The road to Muley Point in July was not in the greatest shape, but still manageable in a rental car. Just take your time, it's about 5 miles. The reward is worth it. When traveling from Natural Bridges to Monument Valley, the Muley Point Road is just before the Moki Dugway on the right. I'll let the pictures do the talking for this scenic overview.

4  Thank relayer
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Reviewed June 9, 2009

Although it's not the easiest road to find, the road to Muley Point is just off to the lefrt after you reach the top of the Mokey Dugway - although if you are heading in the other direction there is a sign you'll see.

The road is in far better condition this year (June 2009) than I'd seen it on three previous visits in the past 15 years - although I think it does suffer if there is heavy rain.

The view at the end is stunning - down into the Canyon as well as across to the distant Monument Valley. If it's a very windy day you should take extra care - and obviously children and pets need to be under close control with such an exposed drop.

The whole trip north from Monument Valley is full of top attractions - the view from Milepost 13, Mexican Hat, Goosenecks SP, Valley of the Gods, Mokey Dugway and finally Muley Point to top it all off (unless you are continuing to the Natural Bridges area, which is a bit of a let down in contrast).

5  Thank WhiteAnt2008
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Reviewed October 4, 2008

A great remote viewpoint that few people know. After driving up the Moki Dugway on an exciting steep dirt road, you make a left (but be careful, the Muley Point overlook is not signposted) and after a few minutes you will find a spectacular 360° panorama from the top of the mesa including Monument Valley, Goosenecks of San Juan River, the dirt road crossing the Valley of Gods on the left, and the Glen Canyon NRA on the very right side. Quiet and peaceful as few places can be, it gives an impressing idea of how this landscape between Utah and Arizona can offer beauty, magnificiency and variety at the same time.

3  Thank james19745
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