Utah State Route 261, UT-95 to UT-316

 

Location: SR-261 and SR-95, San Juan Cty

At the beginning of one of the more unique highway segments in America, we’re 22 miles from the craziness.

Location: SR-261 and SR-95, San Juan Cty

Reassurance shield at the beginning of this route, best known for carrying the Moki Dugway

Location: SR-261 and Moki Dugway, San Juan Cty

As we approach the Moki Dugway, we’re told that for the next three miles this road will have 10 percent grades and narrow switchbacks as it reverts to gravel. We’re basically driving down a cliff.

Location: SR-261 and Moki Dugway, San Juan Cty

800 feet until pavement ends. The speed limit drops to 15, which is appropriate.

Location: SR-261 and Moki Dugway, San Juan Cty

Reassurance shield before the Dugway begins.

Location: Moki Dugway and SR-261, San Juan Cty

The Moki Dugway begins. We’re about to drive off a cliff.

Location: Moki Dugway, San Juan Cty

At the top, we’re about to head straight down there in less than two miles. See google for more professional photos of the Dugway excursion.

Location: SR-261 and SR-316, San Juan Cty

After we descend the Dugway, we’ll approach SR-316

Location: SR-261 and SR-316, San Juan Cty

Follow 261 south to US-163. Follow 316 to the Goosenecks State Park.

S to US-163

W to Goosenecks State Park

W to UT-275, E to US-191