Sunday, March 8, 2009
Mexican Hat, Utah
A detective's license probably isn't needed to figure out how the town of Mexican Hat, Utah, got its name. Here's the evidence -- a rock formation on the outskirts of town. There's even a sign directing travelers to it. Darn convenient for the place to do that. The formation is 2,500 tons, and it indeed looks like a sombrero. There is a long drive that takes you past it as well as other formations, but a long-range look may work for some.
Mexican Hat is located just north of Monument Valley. Goosenecks State Park is technically located in Mexican Hat. We didn't have time to see that, but that's said to be a worthwhile stop as well. Utah remains the most underrated state in the nation when it comes to tourist attractions.