GOING OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH IN UTAH: VALLEY OF THE GODS AND NATURAL BRIDGES MONUMENT
The Valley of the Gods is worth a look if you are traveling slowly in Utah. It does offer a much quieter and more remote experience than Monument Valley. Plus, it’s free and you can find some isolated camping spots for true serenity under starry skies.
Valley of the Gods Scenic Drive
There is a 15-mile loop road through the Valley of the Gods Utah, which involves a few hills, washes and bumpy dirt roads. It adds to the adventure and the beauty of this USA scenic drive.
Finding a Camping Spot
There are loads of free camping spots, but you are better entering from the east side (US-163), as the west could be pretty rough for some RVs to get through on that road.
Where is the Valley of the Gods located?
If you are traveling between Moab and Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods is easy to get to. It’s only about 32 miles from Monument Valley on the Utah/ Arizona border.
Natural Bridges National Monument
You can visit by way of a one way paved 9-mile scenic drive with view points. Bridge View Drive leads to overlooks and trailheads above the three bridges that are the park’s chief attractions.
Sipapu Bridge is the second largest natural bridge in the world. In Hopi mythology Sipapu means the gateway entryway their ancestors came into this world.
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