Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Mexican Hat with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
3 days ago

Easy scenic drive. 4WD not needed if road is dry.

hiking
2 months ago

I had a little trouble finding the right turn off to it, but it was an easy hike and big reward in the quality of ruins.

hiking
2 months ago

A five for high quality pictographs. Nice canyon views. short hike, easily accessible.

Incredible drive. From Bluff you can find your way into Bears Ear, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, The Four Corners, Canyon de Chelly, or Natural Bridges. Just an unbelievable area to see.

You don’t need 4 wheel drive for this one. Lots of people doing the drive in rental cars. Very scenic throughout. Great campsites along the way. Remote.

Beautiful and unusual detailed rock art! Short hike but not well mapped. Keep to the left when dropping over from the trailhead level and stay on the rock ledge. Do not be tempted to drop down to the silt terrace level. Keep left and the panel will be about 50 yards further.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful, a must do! Amazing panel and cliff dwellings

Great panel. Very short hike. Wall Art in excellent condition.

Amazing hike. Great for kids. Long drive in but worth it in the end

wondrous, you can almost hear the activity of the village.

easy, steady amazing

Please explore explore explore this side of the combs is FULL of sites

easy walk great panels great start to your day.

hiking
8 months ago

The road to the trailhead was better than expected... some of the road was graded rock and other area gravel or dirt on bedrock. We drove in in a Volvo station wagon... lower profile cars can be difficult. Be careful with the bushes on the side of the road that can scratch your car! I tried to upload pictures here, but it’s not rendering. Check my profile. The ruins are amazing!

The AllTrails map is good. One blog suggested to go up the slick rock and climb into the ravine. Not sure how to do that. We initially tried that - which is not the AllTrails map, then turned around..

Note, after finishing the hike I’ve read a few blogs. The blogs say there’s another ruin in the cliff above the one on the ground...we missed that (maybe one can see this better if walking up the slick rock hill?). Those blogs say there’s also hand tools, Mano, petroglyphs and corn cobs in or near the site. We missed seeing any of those in the ruin. Maybe they’ve been moved? The pictures of the ruins in some of those blogs from 2013 or so looks a little different than what we saw. Maybe they are restoring? But the ruins all look like they have only window entrances .... no doors....

Note it is on BLM Land. There was a sign in station but we didn’t see a pay station.

off road driving
9 months ago

Spent Thanksgiving night camping under the stars. Stunning! Easy drive when dry although there are a few sections of bad washboarding (the road gets a lot of use). The better camping spots are along the eastern half of the road.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Off road and great scenery

camping
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beautiful area!

scenic driving
Monday, October 31, 2016

Very beautiful drive.

scenic driving
Monday, May 11, 2015

Beautiful drive

scenic driving
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Drove this route on a trip with my family. Beautiful.

scenic driving
Thursday, August 29, 2013

We did this trail late in the evening, starting off US163- Mexican Hat-Bluff; and came out on SH261 just south of the Moki Dugway. Very Scenic!

This area is very scenic. Within a short drive, other attractions include: Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods, and Goosenecks State Park. All are well worth seeing.

scenic driving
Friday, March 08, 2013

A minature monument valley! Good graveled roads, and a pleasure to drive.

off road driving
Saturday, September 01, 2012

This was a fun drive and if the road is dry you can drive a rental no problem. The road is dirt and red gravel, bumpy and washboard in spots, but you are in the middle of the desert and can see some pretty nice rock formations. Not as spectacular as Monument Valley, and expect to wash your vehicle after driving it.

off road driving
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My son and I drove this road in 2007 and had a blast!

off road driving
Thursday, March 15, 2012

We were staying in Mexican Hat, UT. Along with my sons Ron and Bob, we Jeeped the 18 mile dirt road. The area looks like a miniture Monument Valley, very scenic. And was it hot!

scenic driving
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Took this route as a short cut and discovered some beautiful country, especially the river valley at Mexican Hat. Well worth the detour when you are in the area. I was just passing through, but would like to go back and spend some time in the area.

hiking
4 months ago

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