Valley of the Gods
37 16.227N; 109 50.394W
From Mexican Hat: Travel north on Highway 163, past the Highway 261 turnoff, and turn north onto the Valley of the Gods road.
Valley of the Gods is a beautiful example of sandstone erosion in the Southwest. Rising out of the valley floor, as if the earth were trying to capture the sky, are wonderful red sandstone spires and bluffs. The approximately 17mile road winds itself in and around the red sandstone formations, traveling deep into the valley before winding back to one of the main highways.
Notes About our Visit:
We arrived in late afternoon and quickly set about getting ready for the night. The next morning we arose to frost covering the interior of the windows all thanks to a cold front which was moving into the area. After a quick breakfast and some hot coffee we picked up our camp and set out to complete the rest of the 17mile drive.