Valley of the Gods

5/5 (14 reviews)
Mexican Hat, Utah (SanJuan County)
Last Updated: 09/27/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Valley of the Gods is a scenic sandstone valley that although only a quarter of the size of its big brother, Monument Valley, offers many similar stunning views along the route. The road through the valley is smooth for the most part, offering many places to pull off to take in the amazing sights. Many of the imposing rock formations are named, so use your imagination as you tour the area and see if you can spot formations such as "Lady In The Bathtub" or "Rooster Butte."

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (14 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/22/2022

Gorgeous views, very easy drive and no crowds.
Trail Review: Valley of the Gods - Eugene
Lon
600
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful trip. Rivals Monument Valley without the crowds. Will do every time we come here. Highly recommend.
Trail Review: Valley of the Gods - Lon
Status: Open
Visited: 06/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

As long as this trail is dry, anything can drive through this trail. We took ascended up the Moki Dugway where you'll have an impressive view of the Valley of the Gods, so make sure to stop to admire the beauty. You can take little dirt roads with cliff overlooks. Afterwards, we continued our adventures Eastwards to Snow flats road.
Lee
2000
Status: Open
Visited: 04/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Very nice leisurely drive with some very nice views. There was some vehicle and bicycle traffic on the trail, but the road is wide enough for safe passing.
Trail Review: Valley of the Gods - Lee
Trail Review: Valley of the Gods - Lee
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Weather: Sunny, clear, with a few clouds. Temperature: 40s Time of day: Mid-day The road was nice and dry, with the only wet spot being right at the trail start. A few other vehicles on the road. Lots of BLM camping areas, some right off the road others a bit more secluded. The views are fantastic, a great compliment to Monument Valley without the entrance fee. All in all this was a fun trip to take as we headed to Moki Dugway.

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