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Old 07-04-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
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Utah hwy 261

Seeking information about 261 north from Mexican Hat to the junction with 95.
Is it doable in a 38' MH with toad ?
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Seeking information about 261 north from Mexican Hat to the junction with 95.
Is it doable in a 38' MH with toad ?
No way. It is known as the Moki Dugway. Look it up. I drove it in my 4WD dually. Hairpin curves, gravel road with washboard. It is an outstanding and thrilling drive in your toad. You can take the MH as far as Goosenecks SP, but that's it.
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Scotty: Is there a length restriction on 261 that says I can not go past the park? I looked at it on Google Earth and a video on it, looks doable to me.
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There are warning signs when you turn off of 191, and again before you enter the switchbacks. You are best to go up to Blanding and come back down 95 if you are wanting to go the Natural Bridges NM. It makes a nice day trip in a toad.
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I take it you do not know about any restriction, and I am aware of the warning signs. Thanks anyway.
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So it sounds like you can go down it once anyway!
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Let us know when you are going so we can have a film crew on hand. The State of Utah recommends that only vehicles less than 28 feet in length and 10,000 pounds in weight attempt to negotiate this steep (10% grade), narrow and winding road. Most vehicles can travel the route safely. Caution is advised for motor homes or vehicles pulling trailers
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261 has 11% grades and is gravel, narrow and twisty. You certainly don't want to take a 38' motorhome on it.

Take 191 north to 95 west.

The State of Utah recommends 28' max.

http://www.dangerousroads.org/north-...ugway-usa.html

If you think it's doable for you then why ask?
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I take it you do not know about any restriction, and I am aware of the warning signs. Thanks anyway.
No restrictions that I'm aware of. Not sure if the WARNING implies a restriction, but they certainly mean business, in this case.
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261 has 11% grades and is gravel, narrow and twisty. You certainly don't want to take a 38' motorhome on it.

Take 191 north to 95 west.

The State of Utah recommends 28' max.

Mokee (or Moki) Dugway

If you think it's doable for you then why ask?
To see if there is anyone that has actually done so. Evidently you have not done so, there is no information for you to offer.
After speaking with some locals at Mexican Hat, I was advised to disconnect the toad because of the switchbacks. DW drove the toad and we had no issues. Stopped at the Kane Gulch ranger station, hooked up the toad and were on our way to Natural Bridge. It took about an hour to go 33 miles, but it is doable.
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To see if there is anyone that has actually done so. Evidently you have not done so, there is no information for you to offer.
After speaking with some locals at Mexican Hat, I was advised to disconnect the toad because of the switchbacks. DW drove the toad and we had no issues. Stopped at the Kane Gulch ranger station, hooked up the toad and were on our way to Natural Bridge. It took about an hour to go 33 miles, but it is doable.
All I can say is

Your not a drag boat racer are you?
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All I can say is

Your not a drag boat racer are you?
No: but I did drive a long logging truck for three years so lots of experience on much worse roads that, if one wanted to call them roads.
The Mogi Dugway is like a super highway compared to most of those.
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