Southern Utah – September 2022 – Moki Dugway

As you head up Utah Highway 163 from Mexican Hat, or Valley of the Gods, the route is your typical 2 lane blacktop road for the first few miles until you come to the 1100′ high Cedar Mesa.

Here your reach the Moki Dugway where the road turns to gravel and ascends the 1100′ in less than 3 miles at a 11% grade.

A dugway is literally a path carved out of a cliff. The term Moki is an ancient Pueblo term for carved toe holds or steps into rock cliffs, hence Moki Dugway.

Some people get stressed by the sheer drops along side the road, but it is a great experience and when you get to the top the view is fantastic.

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