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Highway 261 Utah
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Not Your Average Highway

Doreen and I are having a love affair - with a road!!! Highway 261 in Southern Utah.

Definitely not for the faint of heart. 6425 feet above sea level dropping 1100 feet in under 3 miles on hairpin curves at a 10% grade. Did I mention gravel road, barely 2 lanes wide and NO guardrails. 5mph? How about 3mph just to be on the safe side? Stay on the designated roads? OK sure. No problem. Where else would I want to go? Where the "designated road" ends a 1100 foot cliff starts - straight down!! Did I mention - NO guardrails? Oh yes, I did.

Your worst nightmare is that a motorhome is coming at you from the other direction.

Highway 261 (on Cedar Mesa) is located in southern Utah. It runs 34 miles connecting Hwy 163 just north of Mexican Hat, with Hwy 95, just east of Natural Bridges National Monument. The highway is part of the Utah section of the Trail of the Ancients, a National Scenic Byway. It includes steep switchbacks as it traverses the Moki Dugway.

It's all in the Signs

2002 Discovery

2005 - We're Back!


June 23, 2008
Painted Desert from Hwy 261

June 24, 2008 - Nightmare on Hwy 261


2009 - Willie's Cliff Hanger!

June 23, 2010

June 15, 2011

June 26, 2013 - We're Back
Crashes 2013
Willie's Cliff 2013

May 20, 2016