Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Valley of the Gods, located in the southeastern corner of Utah, is essentially a miniature Monument Valley. Stunning sandstone monoliths, pinnacles and other geological features are found in this valley and can be explored via the 17 mile road. Note that this road is rough and contains lots of washboard sections, crosses several washes, and should not be attempted to be driven in inclement weather.

The formations in Valley of the Gods were sculpted from Cedar Mesa sandstone by wind, water and ice. The formations including mesas, buttes, and cliffs have enchanting names such as Setting Hen, Seven Sailors and Lady in the Bathtub. Although smaller in size than nearby Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods is arguably just as spectacular and receives much less traffic.

The 17 mile gravel/dirt road can be driven in passenger car, but will be more enjoyable in a 4x4 vehicle. A large number of dispersed campsites are scattered along the road. There are absolutely zero amenities in the valley aside from a single Bed & Breakfast at the western end.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Gorgeous sandstone valley with stunning geologic formations.

Cons

Road is rough and washboardy.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Backcountry camping
Wildlife
Family friendly
Geologically significant
Big vistas

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park

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