Located north of Monument Valley across the San Juan River near Mexican Hat in San Juan County, southeastern Utah, Valley of the Gods has similar rock formations as Monument Valley with tall, reddish brown mesas, buttes, towers and mushroom rocks —remnants of an ancient landscape—standing above the level valley floor.
Whereas Monument Valley is located on Navajo Nation tribal lands, requiring a Navajo guide to venture anywhere off a central scenic road, Valley of the Gods is on public land managed by the BLM with no fees or major restrictions. Because of its similarity to Monument Valley, it’s also been a filming location for movies and TV shows.
Also, similar to Monument Valley, there is a 17-mile gravel road that winds around the formations. While the road was steep and bumpy in parts it was very passable and very dusty.
There’s definitely a consistent color pallet out here! 🙂