The Best Camping in Mexican Hat

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Top camping spots in and near Mexican Hat

  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Camp in the Valley of the Gods

    5.0
    The dirt road loop is relatively smooth and can be driven on by just about any car, campervan, or RV. However, check the weather beforehand because some areas can become flooded after rain and will be a difficult mud crossing. It can be driven in either direction. One entrance is off Highway 163,...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Camp at Muley Point

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern mouth of Monument Valley. It is a breathtakingly be...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Camp at Goosenecks State Park

    4.3
    Located near the southern border of the state, Goosenecks State Park is a small slice of Grand Canyon views in Utah. The park overlooks the meanders of the San Juan River, and canyons that have eroded over the millennia. This park is great for anyone hoping to learn about geology, get far away fr...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Goosenecks Viewpoint Trail

    1.86 mi / 66 ft gain
    Goosenecks Viewpoint Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Mexican Hat, Utah.
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Raft the Lower San Juan River

    The put-in for the lower segment of the San Juan river is in the center of Mexican Hat. This is a permitted section of river run by a lottery, and you work to secure a permit through https://www.recreation.gov/permits/250986 Briefly after take off, the canyon walls begin to climb taller above the...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Bullet Canyon Trail to Grand Gulch and Sheiks Canyon

    10.94 mi / 1942 ft gain
    Bullet Canyon Trail to Grand Gulch and Sheiks Canyon is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Mexican Hat, Utah.
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Backpack Great Gulch: Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon

    5.0
    25 mi
    One of the many wonderful hidden gems in Utah (so just tell you close friends about it).Kane Gulch is located four miles south of the Highway 95/Highway 261 junction. At the Kane Gulch ranger station you will be able to use restrooms, overnight park your vehicle, pick up permits, and purchase are...
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  • San Juan County, Utah

    Backpack Grand Gulch

    10 mi / 600 ft gain
    Bears Ears National Monument is a truly special place. We voyaged willingly on a journey of discovery into the roots of who we are as human beings, and we were not disappointed: the ruins accessible in the canyons brought tears to our eyes. While Bears Ears used to receive just 9,000 visitors ann...
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  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

    Explore Hunts Mesa at Monument Valley

    / 1200 ft gain
    Though there are many unique viewpoints from within and around Monument Valley, none is as grand as the view from Hunts Mesa! Not easily accessible, the only way to get to Hunts Mesa is through an authorized tour guide via a ~2 hour off-road drive around the backside of the mesa. Even if you did ...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley

    5.0
    3.98 mi / 397 ft gain
    When facing The View from the parking lot, Wildcat Trail is off to the left where the campground is located. It's a 3.2 mile, self-guided loop that takes you around the West Mitten Butte. If you're hiking during the summer be sure to go early and bring a lot of water. You're fully exposed on t...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Camp at The View Campground in Monument Valley

    4.3
    3.2 mi / 0 ft gain
    Other than the spectacular landscape, the park really doesn't possess any of the attributes one would associate with the "wild west." Rather, an introduction to the Navajo culture is what awaits visitors. Located on the Navajo Reservation, a vast parcel of land spanning portions of Western New Me...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

    5.0
    17 mi
    Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park. For the best experience, check park hours and arrive early before the 15 mph traffic begins to stack up.  You will find the beginning of ...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Sipapu Bridge to Kachina Bridge Loop

    5.81 mi / 843 ft gain
    Sipapu Bridge to Kachina Bridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blanding, Utah.
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  • Montezuma Creek, Utah

    Hike the Ruins of Hovenweep National Monument

    4.7
    2 mi / 80 ft gain
    Hovenweep National Monument consists of 5 separate units which were once Ancestral Puebloan communities. The main trail, Little Ruin Canyon, starts from the Visitor Center and is the only unit that has paved access. Don't let the dirt-clay roads keep you from the other units though, they are not ...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Explore Knowles Canyon

    Knowles Canyon is in between Cedar Canyon and Forgotten Canyon. Knowles Canyon is at Mile 109. There is an arch near the mouth high on the north wall. You should be able to get close to the wall to get a good view of this arch. 
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Salt Creek Canyon Trail

    12.33 mi / 1555 ft gain
    Salt Creek Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Blanding, Utah.
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