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This is a shot was taken from a ridgeline about 1,200 feet above the floor of Valley of the Gods, near Mexican Hat, in southeastern Utah. This is a smaller scale version of Monument Valley with tall, red, isolated mesas and cliffs standing above the level valley floor, ghostly remnants of an ancient landscape.


[from Wikipedia] The Valley of the Gods area may be toured via a 17 mile dirt road (FR 242) that winds amongst the eerie formations; this is rather steep and bumpy in parts but should be passable by normal vehicles in good weather. The western end joins UT 261 shortly before its 1,200 foot ascent up Cedar Mesa at Moki Dugway (this is where this shot is taken from), while the eastern end starts 9 miles from the town of Mexican Hat along US 163 and heads north, initially crossing flat, open land and following the course of Lime Creek, a seasonal wash, before turning west towards the buttes and pinnacles.


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Taken on April 26, 2012