"Moki Dugway" Natural Bridges National Monument Off The Beaten Path Tip by BruceDunning
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This is a section of road on Hwy 261 to the south of Natural Bridges Hwy 95 road. It is a 3 mile section that has not ever been paved for reasons it is tough to maintain and maybe the thrill of tourists trying to be scared of taking the ascent/descent of 1200 feet variation and 11% slope. This used to be a road used for trucks hauling out zinc minerals from the area, and never got paved after digging mountainside route in 1958 by Texas Zinc Mining Co. There are some areas where you could stop briefly for a picture of the overview, but others, do not do so because a vehicle may be coming the other way and bearing down the roadway. Utah does not put up guard rails in many places so the hang on to the edge is right in your face.
A dugway is definition for a road going through high land and dug out of the landscape formation' or path scraped out of steep hillside. They have about 10-12 switchbacks to travel this winding section of road
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