Utah is amazing
I imagined being able to find places totally not on the agenda during a recent 5-day whirlwind Western Road Trip with eldest friend Terry and his wife, Beth, visiting from Florida, and of course also with Jessica, her dog Artie, and my beloved puppy Kiki. Mexican Hat rock formation was one such place. This day Jessica and our dogs got up at 5:15am to see the sunrise in Monument Valley, then we all reconvened and visited Forrest Gump Point and then Goosenecks State Park. Seeing a sign for Mexican Hat and having time, and a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, we turned down an unknown dirt road and started exploring.
Explore your world
Mexican Hat gets its name as you can see by being a very large boulder on a very small base. How such things come about is a wonder of the natural world, and the west in particular. Beyond Mexican Hat is a strip of lush greenery due to the flowing San Juan River. There is still more with a swirling mesa the backdrop to all. I flew my Mavic Pro drone and carried my Nikons around to show how a small, unplanned dirt road turnoff, can produce a moment of wonder.