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Moki Dugway

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

This 3-mile switchback dirt road without guard rails climbs 1,100 feet up the side of a Mesa. The... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
James S
via mobile
Great Drive

Driving from Monument Valley to Natural Bridges National Monument on State Highway 261, and sign at... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Neecy B
Bakersfield, California
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Hwy 261, UT

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Reviewed 30 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.

Thank James S
Reviewed 23 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

Thank Neecy B
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 1 October 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
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
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
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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!