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    Mexican Hat
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    Cooling off after a day in the car.
    by basstbn
  • Mexican Hat
    Mexican Hat
    by Roeffie

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    How does a place get it's name?

    by Roeffie Updated May 8, 2003

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    Mexican Hat

    Fondest memory: MEXICAN HAT is a tiny desert community of 50 or so people near the southeastern corner of Utah. It sits along the San Juan River among impressive rock formations. It serves mainly as a stopping off point for those traveling to Monument Valley (22 miles southwest) and Natural Bridges National Monument (44 miles north). Mexican Hat is also a convenient base for those exploring the San Juan River. A few other attractions -- Goosenecks State Park, Muley Point Overlook and the Valley of the Gods -- are within 15 miles of town.
    Mexican Hat is located on Hwy 163, 24 miles west of Bluff. It has a few small motels, a private campground, a few restaurants, service stations and some gift shops. Mexican Hat gets its name from a rock formation north of town that resembles an overturned sombrero.

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    Dip Your Feet in the River

    by basstbn Written Mar 5, 2003

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    Cooling off after a day in the car.

    Favorite thing: Mexican Hat is located right on the San Juan River, visible from our motel room.

    Fondest memory: I'll never forgot how much fun my suburb-dwelling daughters had wading and splashing around in the cool waters of the San Juan River.

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