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Mexican Hat Rock Formation

US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
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Right Off the Highway

Mexican Hat is a large flat piece of sandstone sitting precariously upon a multi-tiered rock base... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve C
Annapolis, Maryland
Chose the right day time....

We were in Monument Valley so we took the chance to visit that place. The route is quite nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heidelberg, Germany
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“quick stop” (12 reviews)
“dirt road” (18 reviews)
“monument valley” (36 reviews)
US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mexican Hat is a large flat piece of sandstone sitting precariously upon a multi-tiered rock base on the top of a hill that looks like a Mexican Sombrero, hence the name.  There is no town.  There are no houses.  You just follow a wide gravel...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Monument Valley so we took the chance to visit that place. The route is quite nice between Monument Valley and the Mexican Hat so it’s worth doing that. From a photographers standpoint of view you should be there during sunset or eventually...More

Thank DianaandChristian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s just beautiful but we found keep driving to the bottom and then either walk up and near the Mexican Hat or up the steep slope and look at the mountains with the most incredible triangular patterning. We saw several rattle snakes so be careful...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Valley of the gods and thoroughly enjoyed the drive through very unusual and spectacular scenery. The road is a bit rough but a 4wd is not necessary.you can view the Mexican hat rock formation from the road.

Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see Mexican Hat from the highway and many motorists see the attraction sign and pull off and make the short drive down the dirt road where they stop to take a photo. But if you have a high clearance vehicle take keep going...More

Thank henryonatrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look, this part of the world is full of beauty and crazy sites, and I guess this deserves some mention, because it does indeed look like a Mexican Hat balanced on a rock and it's pretty cool. Don't come all the way to this part...More

Thank hastingspete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily identified - cool looking rock formation. Just down the highway past the Forrest Gump site and on the way to 4 Corners Monument. We were happy with a drive by.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The AAA guide book makes it more than it is. It's cool...but not something you have to see in our opinion. You see other rock formations like this when driving through this whole area.

Thank amfoxy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can drive thru a lot of pretty formations and country before you find this roadside pull out photo op. It's in some awesome country but this should not be your destination.

Thank idraginlady
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We pulled over off the highway and took a couple of pictures which was the highlight of jog into Utah. Not much to say...it was on the way to Four Corners.

Thank Mark M
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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