Mexican Hat
Mexican Hat, Utah / Halchita, Utah
Elevation: 4,244 feet (1,294 meters)
Population (Mexican Hat): 110


Named for the inverted stone sombrero near the town, Mexican Hat boasts a colorful history. Early in the last century over one thousand people at a time descended on this curve of the San Juan River looking for gold, oil, or uranium.

Today, the town is a popular starting point for adventures on the San Juan River. The Navajo Tapestry--wavy geometric colors in the rock strata--makes a colorful backdrop to the desert landscape. Halchita, a Navajo word meaning 'the red lands' is across the river.

Popular day tours include Grand Gulch Primitive Area, John's and Slickhorn Canyons, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Navajo National Monuments, and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Full services available in Mexican Hat, none in Halchita.

Halchita is a small community situated near the San Juan River at 4350 feet along US 163. Mexican Hat is located on the north bank of the San Juan River. Halchita, a Navajo word meaning 'the red lands,' is located on the south bank. These communities are approximately twenty miles south of Bluff on US 163. Halchita is the first community encountered on the Reservation when traveling southbound on US 163. It is the location of a government remediated uranium millsite. Combined estimated population of Halchita and Mexican Hat in 2000 was 110.


Lodging in Mexican Hat

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Campgrounds - Public Lands
RV Parks / Camping - Commercial
Yurts & Teepees

Dining in Mexican Hat

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July, 2017

Jul 26, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 29, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument

August, 2017

Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Blue Mountain Enduro Series Mt. Bike Race
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
San Juan County Fair
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 05, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 10, 2017
Collin Raye Concert
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 12, 2017
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 12, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 18, 2017
Monticello Movies at the Park- Old Yeller
Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 19, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 26, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 31, 2017
Utah Symphony- 'Great American Road Trip' Tour

September, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 09, 2017
5th Annual Blue Mountain Chase Mt. Bike & Road Race
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 23, 2017
Young Eagles Fly-in

October, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Newspaper Rock 10K Race
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 28, 2017
Monticello Harvest Festival