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Mexican Hat Rocks

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· Mexican Hat, San Juan, Utah
200 acres hosted by Jl H.
40 RV/tent sites
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
No need to reserve ahead of time! (This does NOT include High Demand nights such as the upcoming Eclipse) Camp spots are not marked but are obvious, choose site when you arrive, refer to map. Please respect No Trespassing signs! Two (2) miles north of Mexican Hat, UT on Hwy 163, turn East, find your spot! Bigger Rigs: Keep to the right at the 'Y' as the road to the San Juan River is steep and a little bumpy! Next to the Bears Ears National Monument, between Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley along the San Juan River is Mexican Hat where you can camp on private property...as this is NOT on the Navajo Reservation, alcohol is allowed. So many things to see! Goosenecks State Park, Natural Bridges, Moki Dugway, Cedar Mesa! Camp on this private estate that was founded in the 1890's by gold and oil prospectors and where John Wayne later crossed the river in several western movies! The night skies are unbeatable as is the quiet solitude that is sadly disappearing in other areas. Mexican Hat Rock and this portion of the San Juan River are accessible only through this estate that is open for your enjoyment, however, if you wish to camp we now ask for a small fee so we can keep it clean, maintain roads and continue our conservation efforts so all can enjoy it forever! Portable toilets are required!!! And please pick up after yourself, dogs and horses. Pack it in, pack it out. Respect your fellow campers and stay on obvious trails and roads, do know that part of this property is marked as 'No Trespassing', please respect signage. No fee is required for day trips to 'The Hat'.Camp on this private estate that was founded in the 1890's by gold and oil prospectors and where John Wayne later crossed the river in several western movies! The night skies are unbeatable as is the quiet solitude that is sadly disappearing in other areas.Mexican Hat Rock and the San Juan River are accessible only through this estate that is open for your enjoyment, however, if you wish to camp we now ask for a small fee so we can keep it clean, maintain roads and continue our conservation efforts so all can enjoy it forever!Property is next to Bears Ears National Monument, Valley of the Gods and Goosenecks State Park, 25 miles from Monument Valley...simply surrounded by beauty!Portable toilets are required!!! And please pick up after yourself, dogs and horses. Pack it in, pack it out.Respect your fellow campers and stay on obvious trails and roads, do know that part of this property is marked as 'No Trespassing'.No fee is required for day trips to 'The Hat'.
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Mexican Hat, San Juan, Utah, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah, Hopitutskwa, Pueblos, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jl H.Joined in March 2022
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173 ratings · 117 reviews
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Howard R.recommends
February 20, 2024
Mexican Hat Rocks
Awesome Morning View
We arrived late after a long day of driving. It was dark and we were tired so we didn't see any scenery. When morning arrived we were amazed with the picturesque view of Mexican Hat. We will definitely stop again on our next trip though this part of Utah.
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William H.recommends
February 2, 2024
Mexican Hat Rocks
Mexican Hat
Great spot not much $ Seamless check in Level flat campsites
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Chris P.recommends
January 1, 2024
Mexican Hat Rocks
Yes, this is gorgeous country and a great place to stay.
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Brittany L.recommends
December 10, 2023
Mexican Hat Rocks
Winter Magic
Perfect place to camp in the wintertime when the crowds are fewer are farther between. I misinterpreted the directions and JL was so quick to respond. Thankfully, there is solid 3G with Verizon so communication is easy. At arrival, there was only one other camper so we could find a perfect spot near the base of the rock. Several cars passed through to take their pictures. Two of them walked right through our campground and didn’t acknowledge us. We have two reactive dogs so we had to quickly distract them. It’s not the host’s fault. We did spot shattered glass nearby. It seemed like whoever was shooting glass bottles. We picked up the couple of bottles we did find that weren’t shot. Overall, we appreciate all the host has done for this property and would definitely camp here again. The stars at night were amazing!
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Kristin A.recommends
November 29, 2023
Mexican Hat Rocks
Cool Place.
Really cool place to stay. We got in late so we couldn't see too much but it was still very easy to find a spot to park. We were at the base of the Hat and when we woke up it was right outside our door. Would highly recommend.
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Michele M.recommends
November 20, 2023
Mexican Hat Rocks
We enjoyed camping at Mexican Hat!!! The starry night sky was awe inspiring and the landscape was picture perfect. We would highly recommend Mexican Hat as a must see for Hipcampers !!! We enjoyed a three day stay !! Host responded immediately to our text messages. Thank you for an unforgettable experience !!
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