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Spectacular Valley Of The Gods
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The Valley of the Gods in southeastern Utah is a smaller scale version of Monument Valley, with huge isolated red sandstone rocks standing above the level desert floor, remnants of an ancient sandstone plateau of sandstone that covered the area 50 million years ago.
The 17-mile dirt road drive begins among buttes and pinnacles, then wends through strange and alien formations, twists through high mesa canyons, and ends up descending to the valley floor and following the dust dry Lime Creek arroyo to route 183. Water, wind and ice have sculpted the shapes that the Navajo believe are living spirits.
The Valley of the Gods sits on BLM land. It is an extraordinary place to experience the beauty of Southern Utah without all the restrictions and regulations of National Park Land.
November 4th, 2013
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