Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods, in Southern Utah.
Valley of the Gods lies below the Moki Dugway overlook. You enter another environment as you descend from scrub forest to desert. The rock formations in the valley rival those of Monument Valley. Days can be spent by anyone with a camera and time.
As is usual in this stark landscape, morning and evening are the best times to take pictures. The Valley of the Gods is full of long and mysterious shadows in the evening. The morning sun shines directly on the valley and its towers.
Immediately after entering the valley here, the road fords a shallow stream. Unless rain has fallen recently and the stream is running with swift brown water, it can be crossed with a highway vehicle. It is recommended, however, that you enter the valley with a stiff-suspension vehicle.
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The road is 17 miles long.
The native surface road through the valley is seventeen miles long and runs near many of the formations. Short hikes are necessary to reach some, but most can be seen from the road.
The valley can be entered from either the east or west. On the east end of the road watch for a small sign on the north side of U.S. Highway 163, about 14 miles west of Bluff and nine miles northeast of Mexican Hat. On the west end of the valley, follow the sign for the Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 37 16.227N; 109 50.394W
Regulations and Precautions
- Backcountry Considerations
- Backcountry Emergencies
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Restrictions and Regulations
- Encountering Wild Animals
- Pets in the Parks and Backcountry
Archaeological Resources Protection Act Hotline: 800-227-7286.
There are no established campgrounds in the Valley.
There are no established hiking trails in the Valley.