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Address: US Highway 163, Northeast, Mexican Hat, UT

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Very interesting landscape

Staying at Monument Valley we were a little early to check in to our accomodation so we decided to drive the extra 22 miles to Mexican Hat. The drive is easy on very good roads... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne N
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Staying at Monument Valley we were a little early to check in to our accomodation so we decided to drive the extra 22 miles to Mexican Hat. The drive is easy on very good roads. The land scape is amazing and so different to what we had on minutes away in Arizona. The Mexican Hat Rock turnoff is about 1... More 

Thank Wayne N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty amazing rock! Love it. It is worth the short drive if you are visiting goose neck and staying at the San Juan River Inn

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

Thank Fraser S
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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.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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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.

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Shannon Ilinois
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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.

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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 

Thank John S
Middletown, Connecticut
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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 

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Dallas, Texas
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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 😀

Thank Pam C

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