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Moki Dugway

Hwy 261, UT
+1 800-574-4386
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The Moki Dugway - absolutely THE most spectacular switchback road !!!

The Moki Dugway, located on Utah Route 261 just north of Mexican Hat, Utah is a staggering, graded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lanceo53
Holy cow!!!

Wow wow wow!! Going up was an amazing drive of twists and turns and the views were beautiful. As... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doodlebugakj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow wow wow!! Going up was an amazing drive of twists and turns and the views were beautiful. As we rounded one of the top turns a truck pulling a trailer started down and the guy looked super scared.. I couldn't believe he was about...More

Thank doodlebugakj
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This 3-mile switchback dirt road without guard rails climbs 1,100 feet up the side of a Mesa. The view is fantastic, but don’t forget to keep two hands on the wheel.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Driving from Monument Valley to Natural Bridges National Monument on State Highway 261, and sign at the beginning of the turnoff north of Mexican Hat warned of 3 miles of gravel road with hairpins and a 10% grade. That about sizes it up, and it...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

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
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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
19 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
5 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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