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Moki Dugway

Hwy 261, UT
+1 800-574-4386
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Not for the faint of heart

This road is not paved. I drove up it mostly on the hill side, Beautiful views but no where to pull... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharen N
Great Drive

We decided to take this drive from Utah 95 after visiting Natural Bridges. The best thing about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
T S
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Hwy 261, UT
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"gravel road"
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"natural bridges national monument"
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"muley point"
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"mexican hat"
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"hairpin turns"
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"graded dirt"
in 7 reviews
"pulling trailers"
in 4 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 5 reviews
"switch backs"
in 7 reviews
"state highway"
in 5 reviews
"scary drive"
in 3 reviews
"cedar mesa"
in 8 reviews
"speed limit"
in 6 reviews
"drove down"
in 5 reviews
"great drive"
in 8 reviews
"mile stretch"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This road is not paved. I drove up it mostly on the hill side, Beautiful views but no where to pull off and take photos. This road is not accessible to large vehicles such as rv's.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take this drive from Utah 95 after visiting Natural Bridges. The best thing about this decision was that we drove down from the top of Moki Dugway rather than driving up from the bottom. The views unfolded in front of us rather...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we did this drive. By accident, we ended up driving up the Moki Dugway instead of down. That experience was also exhilarating with awesome views. A second day, we took it down for the full breathtaking effect. Just make sure the driver is...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On your way between Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat or Monument Valley and Natural Bridges National Park, watch for signs to "Moki Dugway." (The name is spelled several ways on maps, brochures, etc. because it's a Spanish word used by early explorers to refer...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were debating whether to take the longer way around or turn off on Hwy 261. When we got to the turn off just north of Mexican Hat we turned onto the road. After a few moments of considering the weather, which seemed reasonable, we...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Hwy 261 south houses this spectacular, scary and must do drive. YES, It is very windy, YES, It is all gravel, YES, It is very narrow in places, YES, There are sheer drop offs and YES, When the large dump truck is approaching, you do...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Other reviewers (paul6111, CrankingChick and lanceo53) have provided excellent descriptions of this road, which inspires two kinds of reactions: white knuckles; sheer exhilaration. The drop-offs are fearsome, the views spectacular if you dare to look at them -- and if you're driving, you probably shouldn't....More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Driving Route 261 from Mexican Hat to Natural Bridges the first highlight not to be missed is Goosenecks State Park, the road then carries on passing the road to Valley of The Gods. The cliff in front of you looms ever larger and you think...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Moki Dugway is a section of Utah State Route 261 northwest of the town of Mexican Hat. Route 261 is a paved two-lane highway except for the dugway portion, which is graded dirt and gravel for about 3 miles. The "dugway" is where highway...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Moki Dugway, located on Utah Route 261 just north of Mexican Hat, Utah is a staggering, graded dirt switchback road carved into the face of the cliff edge of Cedar Mesa. It consists of 3 miles of steep, unpaved, but well graded switchbacks (11%...More

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RootBeerFan
9 October 2017|
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Response from LovaBrug | Reviewed this property |
No need to go to Muley Point. You will experience all switchbacks on the 261
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Glenn B
20 September 2017|
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Response from delfhedde | Reviewed this property |
Possible? Probably - the dugway was build for heavy trucks carrying uranium ore. Recommended? I don't think so: 11% grade, dropping 1200ft in 3 miles. You gotta be damn sure of your brakes. I thnk the official (State of... More
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AuntFrahn
6 September 2017|
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Response from chocobo128 | Reviewed this property |
The Apache Trail is fairly flat and long. The Moki Dugway is more adventurous!
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