Mexican Hat Road

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The tiny hamlet of Mexican Hat sits on the northern bank of the San Juan River. The village gets its name from a uniquely unmistakable rock formation north of town. An easy road travels to the base of Mexican Hat and the San Juan River shores. Anyone is welcome to drive the road, but if you'd like to camp at any of the numerous campsites, you'll need to get your permit online since this is private property. Campsites are scattered along the trail, and many are suitable for large rigs or groups. Access to the river includes a short section of switchbacking shelf road and an easy wash crossing. A few campsites require 4WD and good clearance.