Valley of the Gods, Utah – The Valley

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Valley of the Gods is in the BLM area of southeastern Utah, just north of Monument Valley in Arizona. The valley is a flat arid plain riddled with huge sandstone monoliths and rising in the north to Cedar Mesa. A 17 mile gravel road traverses the valley, winding around the monoliths and skirting the southern edge of the canyons of cedar Mesa.  There are ample dispersed camping sites along the road.  There are no facilities and the rules are leave no trace, anything you bring in, take out.  Perfect territory for a self contained unit like our truck camper.  There is not much to say about the area so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

The getting there

TC at Valley of Gods

In the land of red and green

In the morning light

Sun on towers

View from Our Campsite

Sunrise on the cliffs

Sunrise on the Cliffs

NewTC friends

We met some Truck Campers from Washington State.

The road out of the Valley

Leaving the Valley of the Gods to head north is via the “Moki Dugway”.  The Moki Dugway is a series of switchback on gravel roads that climbs 1500 feet in 3 miles to ascend Cedar Mesa.  The Dugway was built to allow large haulers to make the journey from the Uranium Mines in Utah to processing areas around Los Alamos, New Mexico during the “Cold War”.  It’s a fun trip.

Moki Dugway warning

A camper on the Moki

A camper on the Moki Dugway


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