Valley of the Gods Trail

Mexican Hat, Utah

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This graded dirt road winds through a valley of eroded rock formations not unlike the better-known Monument Valley, just over the border in Arizona. The trail passes such imaginatively named formations as the Setting Hen, Rooster Butte, and Rudolph and Santa Claus! Special Attractions: Eroded rock formations along an easy valley trail; The Setting Hen, the Rooster, Balanced Rock, and more rock formations; Spectacular backcountry campsites. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This graded dirt road winds through a valley of eroded rock formations not unlike the better-known Monument Valley, just over the border in Arizona. The trail passes such imaginatively named formations as the Setting Hen, Rooster Butte, and Rudolph and Santa Claus!

Special Attractions: Eroded rock formations along an easy valley trail; The Setting Hen, the Rooster, Balanced Rock, and more rock formations; Spectacular backcountry campsites. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Mexican Hat
Distance: 15.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Mexican Hat, Cigarette Spring Cave, Cedar Mesa South, Bluff
Driving Directions: Directions to Valley of the Gods Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/27/2017
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Great trail! Majestic scenery, a must see! easy drive on a graded dirt road becomes very slippery & muddy with a little rain.



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