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Mexican Hat Rock Formation

US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
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Just to take a picture

This was on our way to Monument Valley. We just stopped for a picture and drove further. It's a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AnkeDS
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Kapellen, Belgium
Quick Stop for a Photo Op

This rock formation is the namesake of the town of Mexican Hat. It's located on the east side of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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“quick stop” (13 reviews)
“dirt road” (19 reviews)
“monument valley” (43 reviews)
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US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
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"quick stop"
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"dirt road"
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"monument valley"
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"small town"
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"balancing act"
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"the san juan river"
in 10 reviews
"hat rock"
in 4 reviews
"few minutes"
in 6 reviews
"the main highway"
in 4 reviews
"southern utah"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 5 reviews
"goosenecks state park"
in 4 reviews
"forrest gump"
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"sombrero"
in 26 reviews
"balanced"
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"namesake"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was on our way to Monument Valley. We just stopped for a picture and drove further. It's a nice rock formation.

Thank AnkeDS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This rock formation is the namesake of the town of Mexican Hat. It's located on the east side of US163 about 2.5 miles north of the San Juan River bridge and 1.5 miles south of the intersection of US163 and Utah State Route 261, which...More

Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is on your way to monument valley and right off the road for a quick photo or two before you keep heading to your destination. Worth a quick 5 minute stop.

Thank worldtraveller715
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go too fast or you may miss this. It is a pretty cool rock formation, where just off the road you can take a good look.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way to Monument Valley, you can take a short detour to take pictures of this rock formation. It will take you few min to get to a large parking area and have a good view of this formation.

Thank amaloyan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are around the Monument Valley area, you could take this short detour for a photo opp and a stretch of the legs. We didn't encounter anyone else, there's no fee, etc. It's cool!

Thank logansrun98
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Can't help but think this formation inspired many a Road Runner cartoon, it's so iconic. the formation is just a short drive north of town and a lovely late afternoon place to see. You can also do a hike around it if you have the...More

Thank Theresa P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Mexican Hat, Utah is a nice place for a rest stop in the whole Monument Valley experience. Get slome gas and soak in the surroundings. Dont be in a hurry. Enjoy.

Thank Brad M
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This rock formation is 20-min on the north of the Monument Valley. We saw the sign while driving on the HWY 163 from Bluff and exited to take a close look at this hat shaped rock. Unfortunately our car was not suit for the rough...More

Thank WindyandSun
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Somewhat rough road to get close, but worth it, including a visit to the river shore, which was a 1956 movie shooting site chasing the Comanche, I think it was "the searchers" with John Wayne

Thank jerry g
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siddley
30 January 2015|
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Response from Bart-Lisa-Bryant | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were in a rented Toyota Camry. We had no problems at all. We even walked right up to it and left the car in the road. There's little to no traffic on the dirt road. We did not drive on out the dirt road because... More
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