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Old 01-17-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
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Douglas,AZ to Moab,UT

Anyone have any knowledge of driving highway 191 between these two points. I'm looking at doing it about March 1st. I'd be pulling the TT and stopping in Moab for week. Any comments appreciated.
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Anyone have any knowledge of driving highway 191 between these two points. I'm looking at doing it about March 1st. I'd be pulling the TT and stopping in Moab for week. Any comments appreciated.
Stop if you have a chance at Canyon de Chelly - Monument Valley - Goosenecks/Mexican Hat, as you make the drive, easy to get to and beautiful/Not Crowded this time of year - as normal just keep an eye/ear out on the Weather as there could be a freak touch of snow, we have done all of Utah in the Fall, Winter and Spring and never had an Issue on RT 191, great Road.

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That sounds great popcorn. Thanks.
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LOVE Moab! Great place. I don't remember any issues with 191 when we went through in October. Check weather, though. Have fun.
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191 between Clifton, AZ and Alpine, AZ is a doozy! According to the 'Mountain Directory for RVer's and Truckers' it's prohibited to vehicles over 40' in length. The grades are 8-9% and from the south it will be all uphill for you. It a very narrow highway and curvy. The first 20 miles north of Morenci takes over an hour in a car.

I'd recommend you pick up Hwy 70 at Safford to Globe then Hwy 60 to Show Low. Continue north on 77 to Holbrook then I-40 east to 191 north again to Moab. Hwy 60 from Globe you'll have the Salt River Canyon downhill to the river then an uphill but many RVers do it as this is a very popular route to get to cool temps in the summer. On the downhill just downshift before you start heading down.... don't try to do it as you're midway. There's a truck brake check at the top. We've done it often with our 40' motorhome towing the Jeep. It's a beautiful drive.
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That stretch has been on Tucson news lately. It requires lots of maintenance and is used by about 80 cars per day. AZ DOT wanted to close it down but due to an uproar by locals it has been granted a reprieve. Ive been up it with the Harley and hope to do it again with the JEEP but not the RV. Well be leaving Benson for Utah this spring and will either do as Two Gypsies has suggested or head over into New Mexico and then reconnect to 191 above that stretch. Have fun.
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191 between Clifton, AZ and Alpine, AZ is a doozy! According to the 'Mountain Directory for RVer's and Truckers' it's prohibited to vehicles over 40' in length. The grades are 8-9% and from the south it will be all uphill for you. It a very narrow highway and curvy. The first 20 miles north of Morenci takes over an hour in a car.

I'd recommend you pick up Hwy 70 at Safford to Globe then Hwy 60 to Show Low. Continue north on 77 to Holbrook then I-40 east to 191 north again to Moab. Hwy 60 from Globe you'll have the Salt River Canyon downhill to the river then an uphill but many RVers do it as this is a very popular route to get to cool temps in the summer. On the downhill just downshift before you start heading down.... don't try to do it as you're midway. There's a truck brake check at the top. We've done it often with our 40' motorhome towing the Jeep. It's a beautiful drive.
^^^^^Always GOOD to get info from the Locals^^^^^ - I didn't even look/think south of I-40.





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