Scenic USA - Utah

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

Photo by Rob Jones

     Utah's U.S. Route 163 cuts diagonally across the state's southeast corner and through some of the state's most scenic landscapes. Pictured here is one extra large red rock sombrero, measuring some 60 feet wide and 12 feet thick, giving name to a nearby town to the south, Mexican Hat. Small town specifically means 88 residents during the 2000 census. Any larger hat than this one, would be found far beyond our world.
     Small town indeed, but the area around Mexican Hat draws visitors from all over the world. Most sightseers are headed to Monument Valley. But, a long list of other natural wonders are well worth mentioning; such as Goosenecks State Park and Alhambra Rock, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges National Monument, Edge of the Cedars, Navajo Twin Rocks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Hovenweep National Monument, and Muley Point Overlook. This corner of Utah is just simply packed with sights to fill anyone's itinerary.


 

 

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