Valley of the Gods is a
smaller scale (and also free) version of Monument Valley, with huge
isolated red sandstone rocks standing above the level valley floor,
remnants of some ancient landscape. The area has a 17 mile very bumpy
and steep dirt road (FR 242) that winds amongst the formations.
It was hot and very dusty,
but that didn't stop us from getting out and hiking for a couple hours
looking for turquoise treasures in Lime Creek (a dry wash that sometimes
swells when it rains). We didn't find anything ... but
we had a blast looking.
map you see below was the "official" park map - a typed piece of paper
stapled to a wooden sign at the east entrance. Needless to
say, this is not a heavily travelled site!