Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Moki Dugway along Utah Hwy 261

 While exploring southern Utah and checking the maps for places to go, I ran across this squiggly little line in the road, but didn't think much of it. The map cautions of a steep grade but that was about it. I had also heard of this area from some reading I had done, but it really wasn't on my radar of someplace to check out.

 That was until I left Goosenecks State Park in search of the Valley of the Gods road and ran across this sign which immediately peaked my interest. My first thought was, now that's my kind of road, so I just had to check it out.

 All the signs were right, this road is steep, narrow and one lane in many places as it switch backs up the cliff face gaining 1100 feet in just 3 miles.


However, once you start up you are rewarded with amazing views and they just keep getting better the higher you go. There is a turn out near the top from which you can see what seems like forever.
The Moki Dugway is on State Hwy 261 just north of Mexican Hat and connects with Hwy 93 to the north. So if you happen to be out this way and think what a great short cut to Hwy 93, think again if your towing or driving a large vehicle (Motorhome).
In the second to the last shot you can see a dirt road heading off into what looks like nowhere, however that is the site of our next adventure, but you'll have to stay tuned for that one. So until then, we'll see you next time right back here for more adventures in Southern Utah.

2 comments:

  1. How does one keep from getting dizzy driving that road and going over the edge? :cO

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    1. I guess if you drink enough you just swerve with the road. But then your screwed when you get to the strait road at the bottom.....lol

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