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.
There’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.
Neil Young’s song that goes, ‘somewhere on a desert highway…’ would have been pretty good too!
The end of the road. Which way do we go next? (and the answer is Mexican Hat.)
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 Park.