This is one of my favorite, lesser known camp spots and areas to explore. Valley of the Gods sits in southern Utah near Mexican Hat. The area is somewhat of a small Monument Valley. The views surrounding the campsites are of spires, towers and red rock cliffs. The best part? There are usually not many people here.
The valley and camp spots can be reached via Valley of the Gods Rd which connects highway 163 and 261. The roads can be hard to find as you will probably drive right past them. Valley of the Gods Rd is all dirt and is about 17 miles long. The drive itself is very scenic, be aware during rainy season the road can get very flooded and low clearance cars will have a hard time.
Camp spots are anywhere you want, most of them will be right off the road. Flat spots, pull offs and rock fire rings will tell you if someone has camped there before. The valley is overseen by BLM so there are no fees to camp, on the flip side of that, that means there are no toilets or any kinds of services. Some people prefer camp spots this way.
I have seen small 2 wheel drive cars to large RV's and Trailers on this road ,but like i mentioned earlier, there are big dips here and there and the rains can flood them. Use caution upon entering the Valley. Overall, amazing spots with equal scenery.
Truly breath taking loop. This is a dirt road loop. There are sites where you can post up for the night but there will be no running water, bathrooms or anything that will make you feel like human society is around! If you’re like me and love that then this place is truly magical!
Even if you’re not stopping to camp at least take the time to drive through it.
Everything here is dispersed and primitive but the views make you forget about that quickly!
There are sites for tents and small rvs and beautiful views of buttes and towers surrounding you. To the south is the iconic Monument Valley. In addition to wandering in the valley, on many of the rockforms are short multipitch trad routes as well
Bathrooms are located next to one campsite but are easily in walking distance of all campsites. Good amount of space in between neighbors so one can choose whether to be private or socialize. While hikes around the area are accessible, I recommend driving to the hike overlooking Bears Ears. Make sure to bring lots of water, my group went camping in the canyons so we needed water and I can't remember if water was easily accessible at this campground.
If you are into dry camping..this place is a must. Remote, spectacular views and abundant solitude