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Moki Dugway

Hwy 261, UT
+1 800-574-4386
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Not really scary but a lot of fun

In planning our day trip from Durango, the big decision was whether we should travel UP or DOWN the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan E
Athens, Georgia

We did the Moki Dugway whilst on a 3 week road trip. We had read a few various reports about it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Hwy 261, UT
+1 800-574-4386

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In planning our day trip from Durango, the big decision was whether we should travel UP or DOWN the Moki Dugway. We wanted to also visit Natural Bridges National Monument along the route so we decided to travel Highway 261 through the Valley of the...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Moki Dugway whilst on a 3 week road trip. We had read a few various reports about it but all I can say, it was amazing. We did it coming down so had brilliant views looking over Monument Valley, there were a...More

Thank Di-Roth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't too sure if this would be too scary or not, but no, it was just great. We actually chose to go up instead of down. The road, in MOST places, is wide enough for two cars but just don't speed around the curves. We...More

Thank WorldTravelers1218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place feels isolated. It feels like you're on an adventure. And it is an amazing drive. Switchback after switchback slowly creeping up a mountain. I didn't see anyone for miles and miles, and views back over the Valley of the Gods was one of...More

Thank AussieAssault
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few miles North of Mexican Hat, Utah State Highway 261 has a 3 mile stretch of crooked, narrow and steep gravel road. It is fairly easy to navigate in a full sized car or small pickup but drivers of motorhomes and those pulling trailers...More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way from Blanding to Natural Bridges NM and came across this steep winding unpaved roadway . I found it nervy but fun and I wasnt driving! Plenty of warnings at the bottom before you start the climb. The 5mph speed limit...More

Thank dolores123
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The shortest way between Monument Valley, and Natural bridges, Utah Route 261 has a bit of a surprise for the unprepared traveler: Right after the Valley of Goods, it turns from regular blacktop into a staggering, graded dirt switchback road that is carved into the...More

Thank delfhedde
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were on our way from Monument Valley to Natural Bridges NM and were surprised we had to take this street. But it was soooo great! First you see this big red wall and then you drive the many serpentines high and higher ... simply...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Others are saying that it's not a scary ride - true, it is not. However, compared to the wide highways that you will come off of preceding this stretch, this is definitely not a part of the drive you want to be half asleep for....More

Thank fpngn02
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Not scary at all, quit wide driveway, suitable for 2 cars. Very nice road! Nice views also. Did it from to He bottom to top, was an easy road.

Thank LovaBrug
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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
Glenn B
20 September 2017|
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
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!