Valley of the Gods

Total Miles
16.3

Elevation

1,619.79 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Spectacular 17 mile route through iconic desert spires, buttes, and formations. Think Monument Valley that you can actually drive right next to the monuments and wild camp - for free. This route is not hard, but you MUST pay attention to weather - if it rains, it flashes very easily and you can be stuck in here for up to a week.

Photos of Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods

Difficulty

Typically hard pack with some washes to cross. Nothing technical or hard and relatively flat. Pay attention to weather - if it's wet or going to rain, stay out unless you are prepared to stay in for up to a week.

History

Valley of the Gods is considered sacred by the Navajo - please be respectful.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Emily P
May 07, 2024
2021 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard
Beautiful, several washboards if starting from the West. Lots of established sites throughout for camping. Windy and a few people. Stunning place.
Brady Reuter
Apr 12, 2024
2023 GMC Sierra
Open
Don Robertson
Feb 10, 2024
2023 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Adam Hill
Oct 25, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Located in Utah between the Moki Dugway (261) and Hwy 163. Coming down the Moki Dugway near the base turn left.

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