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“Beat the crowds!”
Review of Valley of the Gods

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fun drive to view many different shapes and sixes, We took a box lunch, (get this in Moab, nothing really any place around to buy good food at. The road is 17 miles long, I'm sure it get oppressively hot in the summer, February was a great time to be here. After summer rains road may bot be passable in places, keep your eye on the sky.

Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I was traveling with my mother through Arizona. A friend of mine suggested to pay a visit to the Valley of Gods and so we did it before heading to the Monument Valley. I am very glad that we followed this suggestion. This site is a relative short drive, the path is not paved but in good conditions, I drove a SUV but we also saw no 4x4 doing the valley and they didn't have any problem. The valley is peaceful, not a lot of tourists venture there, hence it acquires a special allure and a fascinating simplicity.
landscapes are beautiful as Arizona in all its form is. I frankly do not understand the average reviews on this site....the comparison with the Monument Valley is useless and unfair. These are two different sites, the first one is a world-famous tourist attraction, pictured in Hollywood movies; the latter is barely known and you have to put an effort to not miss the entrance cause it is not really obvious.
Seeing the two of them does not harm....and considering the Monument valley the 'real thing' is just disrespectful. The beauty of this place is evident, its silence regal, its energy undeniable. Who cares if it does not posses rocks at the caliber of the Monument Valley. Just take the ride and enjoy the moment, nature is beautiful and must be enjoyed in all its forms.

4  Thank Franci N
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I my opinion, you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to safely traverse the 17 mile road which winds through the valley. Excellent views are available from several Scenic Overlooks on Hwy 163.

Thank 767NucEngineer
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

With all the beautiful sites to see in Arizona and especially Utah this destination was average at best. The road was dry but in poor condition even for our all wheel drive vehicle. If you have a couple of extra hours go for it but don’t go out of you way to see it.

1  Thank Rick E
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This 16-mile outback drive does not replace Monument Valley and does not deserve the “mini” Mon Valley moniker. The monuments and rocky land formations have a distinct cut and swagger all their own. Reminiscent of Aztec ruins or Egyptians pyramids, the formations here have staggeringly beautiful jagged forms that stand out against the sunset especially. What makes this drive special is that it’s remote, less-traveled and free.

Thank mcdeux
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