Moki Dugway road Highway 261, UtahMoki Dugway (also spelled Mokee, Mokey and Moqui) is a remote stretch of road along hwy 261 north of Mexican Hat in southeastern Utah that is in some very desolate country. The road is gravel and features 3 miles of switchbacks and an 11% grade while climbing 1200 feet up to Cedar Mesa. While a bit scary if you are afraid of heights (some consider it one of the most dangerous roads in the USA), it is relatively easy to drive and the views are incredible. Please use caution and take your time. There are a few places to pull out for a safe view of the broad plain below.

Moki Dugway road Highway 261, UtahA natural route through Moki Dugway is travelling from Monument Valley and maybe Goosenecks State Park on the way to Natural Bridges National Monument. The valley below also includes the Valley of the Gods – a primitive area for camping that also features a neat loop road and some scenery similar to Monument Valley.

Mokie Dugway has occasional closures for rock slides and would be tough in icy conditions. Check for closures before heading to the area. No vehicle over 28 feet long is recommended for this road and drivers with trailers need to take use extra caution.

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