We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 236 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth a pit stop

This iconic hoodoo is visible from the main highway, but we took a few extra minutes to drive down the gravel road that leads to the formation. There's nothing else to see or do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
AstroDiver
,
Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 141: English reviews
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is close to the town of Mexican Hat and is in the area with many fascinating rock formations. There is a road-side marker, so you won't miss it. The top does look like a sombrero. The town is convenient to Monument Valley, Moki Dugway/Muley Pt, Valley of the Gods, Navajo Twin Rocks in Bluff

Helpful?
Thank banares
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, not the best nor the largest site to see in the area but, hey, it's a pretty cool balancing rock. Plus, it's orange! My only question, why isn't it called Mexican Sombrero? Anyway, it's only a short drive off the Highway and worthy of a photograph.

Helpful?
Thank Fraser S
Minnesota
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This iconic hoodoo is visible from the main highway, but we took a few extra minutes to drive down the gravel road that leads to the formation. There's nothing else to see or do in the immediate vicinity, but it's an impressive formation and worth a few minutes to stop and see.

Helpful?
1 Thank AstroDiver
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
189 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting rock formation in the shape of a Mexican hat (sort of), but really only a quick photo stop on the way to Monument Valley.

Helpful?
Thank chick-pea-222
Shannon Ilinois
Level Contributor
85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

As you drive to Monument Valley you will see this Rock formation on your Left heading South. I noticed it right away before I even got close. Not far off the Highway and some just take pictures from there or you can drive right around it. Per pictures attached. Great almost looks fake but it's NOT.

Helpful?
Thank meken
California
Level Contributor
88 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We caught this roadside attraction off the 163 in Utah on our way to Monument Valley. Most of that drive is scenic, beautiful, breathtaking and red! And yes, when I saw it up close I did think it looked like a Mexican sombrero. It does not require any physical exertion to get a good photo of the Mexican Hat but... More 

Helpful?
Thank John S
Middletown, Connecticut
Level Contributor
181 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We drove down the short dirt road off to the right, just north of Mexican Hat, UT (the town) to see the rock "hat", in the light rain. Don't do it if raining heavily. There is also a spur dirt road that we supposed goes down to the river crossing that John Wayne made in "She wore a yellow ribbon"... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thekansaspyet
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was so cool I had my husband abruptly stop while driving down the highway. We went down a dirt road that took u right to the Mexican Hat. It was so cut! This ROC really look as if it had a head wearing a sombrero 😀

Helpful?
Thank Pam C
Belgium
Level Contributor
274 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I drove past the Mexican Hat not even knowing it was going to be there, but it's hard to miss ;) Just pulled over and took a pic, and well... that's it. Nothing more to it!

Helpful?
Thank Gwen_BE
Stony Brook, New York
Level Contributor
206 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you're on the nearby highway, this makes a great photo stop. However, I'm not sure that I would go out of the way to see it.

Helpful?
Thank LotsaTraveling

Travellers who viewed Mexican Hat Rock Formation also viewed

 

Been to Mexican Hat Rock Formation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mexican Hat Rock Formation and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mexican Hat Rock Formation staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?