Moki Dugway: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Moki Dugway is quite the road. I’m not sure why they call it ‘dugway’ instead of ‘highway’ but certainly the experience of careening down its sharp curves is vastly different than a regular highway.

Some motorcycles preparing themselves to go down Moki Dugway (aka Utah 261), a gravel road with dozens of terrifying hairpin turns.
a wild ride on Moki Dugway, Route 261 in UtahThere’s no place to pull out, catch your breath and/or take photos looking down the steep road – most of what we saw I shot as video with the Lucinda Williams song ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’ in the background. It was the perfect song for this wicked road, a little bit cowboy and a lot of gravel road.
One of a hundred warnings about sharp turns ahead on Moki Dugway, a gravel road with lots of hairpin turns (Arizona, USA)Neil Young’s song that goes, ‘somewhere on a desert highway…’ would have been pretty good too!
Moki Dugway, a gravel road with lots of hairpin turns (Arizona, USA) a wild ride on Moki Dugway, Route 261 in UtahMoki Dugway, a gravel road with lots of hairpin turns (Arizona, USA) The end of the road. Which way do we go next? (and the answer is Mexican Hat)
The end of Moki Dugway, a gravel road with lots of hairpins (Arizona, USA)September 26.

Covering a lot of ground today we decamped from Mesa Verde in Colorado and headed back into Utah following the scenic route (where an artist was literally getting blown away by the scenery) and then went down Utah 261 (aka Moki Dugway) to Mexican Hat, spending the night camping at Goosenecks State ParkCanyonlands National Park plus everything else to see as handed to us by the super helpful lady in Moab Tourist Office

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