Friday, April 3, 2009

Valley Of The Gods And Mexican Hat

Wednesday April 1st

Our last day here at Goosenecks State Park. Guess what we did another day of site seeing. 

Started at Mexican Hat Utah, population of less then 100.  It consists of 2 hotels, couple of restaurant, an RV park and of course a gas stations, which doubles as the post office. 

Mexican Hat got it’s name from a red sandstone rock formation.  It is just 1/2 mile from the Town of Mexican Hat.


Mexican Hat is an upside down sombrero.  Now this one really does look like it’s name


We were able to drive around the hat on a dirt road next to the San Juan river.

The rest of the day was spent at Valley of the Gods.  It’s a 17 mile loop through more red sandstone formations, much like Monument Valley.  The sandstone formations have been eroded by water and wind over millions of years.


As you can tell from the picture this is called Lady In The Bathtub.  Can you see it?


The road in Valley Of The Gods was 100% better then in Monument Valley.  We enjoyed the ride and none of our teeth came loose on this trip.

Stormy got company when we arrived back at the MH. P1020731 






The cows were not shy, they came right up to the MH.  Not sure if they wanted food or they came just to say hi.


I had to give them stormy, so they would pose for me.   No problem they can have the evil kitty.


Okay I lied we still have the cat.  Here she is looking out the front window at the Goosenecks.  Did I mention it was a 1000 feet to the bottom. 

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