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Moki Dugway

Hwy 261, UT
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Steep unpaved road, but you will be rewarded at the top with a spectaculair view on the Valley of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ursula K
Not Near As Scary As Is Written

When reading the reviews, it sounds like a scary drive, it is quite the opposite. It is just three... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Naples, Florida
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Hwy 261, UT

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Steep unpaved road, but you will be rewarded at the top with a spectaculair view on the Valley of Gods.

Thank Ursula K
Reviewed 3 days ago

When reading the reviews, it sounds like a scary drive, it is quite the opposite. It is just three miles of switchbacks carved in the plateau. It is a nice drive, nice road and beautiful scenery. Make sure to do some stops and look down...More

Thank BrendaNaples
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Muki Dugway is remarkable 3-mile stretch of Hwy 261 northwest of Mexican Hat and the Vally of the Gods that makes for a thrilling driving experience. Here you find a series of graded-dirt switchbacks carved into the face of the Cedar Mesa Plateau. The...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

This road is not as bad as it appears. Even a wimp like me was not that afraid of this road! We took the rental vehicle, an Infiniti QX70, down the road. We passed motorhomes and vans. At the bottom of the road, we curved...More

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most thrilling drives you'll ever do - and I would highly recommend you do it - but only if no one in your vehicle is afraid of heights or a nervous driver - because once you're on it , you can't turn...More

Thank lsarson2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had rented a crossover (Jeep) for the trip, and we were glad we did. If you are taking the road from Natural Bridges National Monument to Goosenecks State Park, you will drive on Moki Dugway. This is about 3 miles of sharp turns winding...More

1  Thank A-and-I-travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a senior citizen from Britain this was probably one of the scariest drives I have ever been on. Our research for our trip through Utah was obviously flawed as were not prepared for what faced us at the top. Given the choice of going...More

2  Thank beasles
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We went from Valley of the Gods to Natural Bridges National Monument thru a patch of unpaved section of route 261. It is not an easy drive for the faint of heart. Luckily, the weather was good and the views are just spectacular. The Valley...More

1  Thank chocobo128
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We were driving from Natural Bridges to Valley of the Gods. Google Maps told us this was the quickest route. Thankfully we made conversation with a couple at a Bridges viewpoint who said they had just done Mokee Dugway and it was terrifying. Also, trucks...More

1  Thank HatRez
Reviewed April 18, 2017

An 'interesting' drive on a gravel road that climbs up (or down) the mesa - rising over 1,000ft in about 2 miles. Views are extensive. The road is gravel (with paved sharp hair pin turns) and fine in good weather - but I doubt its...More

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Is it advisable to drive this heading north from Monument Valley with a 30 motorhome pulling a vehicle? What are our options to get to Torrey if this isn't recommended?
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Scayf | Reviewed this property |
One word: Hairpins. Go to YouTube & search "Moki Dugway" for video, and make your own judgment. I wouldn't advise it...and there are also signs advising against it, too. It's also not the smoothest road in the world. I... More
Is going up or down appreciably better/safer? If going downhill, where's the approach from? I saw something about approaching from Mexican Hat if going uphill, is that correct? thanks for any insight.
August 31, 2015|
Response from jsshaffner |
I'd rather go uphill so you really get the weird impression you're driving into a tunnel, then, oh no, you're kidding, we go up that? Plus no need to worry about failing brakes.