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US Highway 163 - Arizona Border to Bluff Scenic Byway

Time to Allow
2 hours

From the Arizona border, US 163 traverses stunning Monument Valley with old west desert scenery and red rock spires. Northeast of Monument Valley the route arrives at Mexican Hat, a small town named for the nearby sandstone formation that looks like an inverted sombrero. Here the Byway crosses the San Juan River on an historic bridge, and joins Utah Highway 276 which leads to Goosenecks State Park and Valley of the Gods. The Great Goosenecks of the San Juan River are visible from an overlook at the state park. Valley of the Gods is accessible via a native surface road suitable for high clearance vehicles and popular with mountain bike enthusiasts. Farther along, the Byway arrives in the historic community of Bluff. Allow 2 hours for the drive