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Old 10-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Traveling over the Moki Dugway, Southern Utah?

Anyone ever try it? Looks like there is only 2-3 miles of gravel, grade and switchbacks.

We are 50', 8 tones, would save me time rather than going around...
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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I went up with my 25' Tradewind and F250 Triton 2wd. It was dry, rain might be another story.
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:49 PM   #3
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Nnnnnoooo!

We've been over this route. It may not be long, but it is very narrow, unpaved, has tight switchbacks, sheer drop-offs, and is posted as unsuitable for long rigs. This site says you should be under 28' and 10,000 lbs. http://bluffutah.org/mokey-dugway-muley-point/

We did it once uphill in a RAV 4 and it was tense enough. But the real tension came after we just made it to the top, and a big brute of a highway construction vehicle was starting down the opposite way. How we all would have managed had we met nose-to-nose part way, I don't like to imagine.

Which isn't to say you might not be just fine. But it is risky.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:43 AM   #4
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We traversed the Dugway several years ago in our Jeep. I certainly would not want to try it with a trailer. If you knew you were not going to meet other traffic, maybe it'd be OK. But the switchbacks are wicked and it is steep and narrow.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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By the way, we saw several flipped carcasses of old trailers off the side that obviously had not successfully made the trip. We do have a few photos of the trip, pm me if you want a link.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:51 AM   #6
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There are several videos that show the dugway. Take a virtual ride before making a decision. Here's one of the videos:


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We've done it a couple of times over the last few years. We did it with the truck and camper, but not with the Airstream.

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Thumbs up

We did it with a crew cab and 16'. Met a couple of people coming up as we were going down. Smiles all around. Not sure I would want to do it going up but coming down was a piece of cake.
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Have done it a couple of times on motorcycles and I would certainly do it with our 16 Bambi and plan to in near future.
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There are several videos that show the dugway. Take a virtual ride before making a decision. Here's one of the videos:


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The mirrors on this truck look like this is a semi
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Doesn't it look like Ted has a 30-footer, not a Bambi?

The thing is, you can't predict who might be coming at you in either direction once you head into the Moki Dugway. And turning around mid-way while towing a trailer isn't an option. There aren't lots of pull-outs, either; and mostly no shoulders.

The video vehicle does look like a semi. Makes you wonder what it would be like encountering one on the narrow parts of the road w/ blind curves. The driver encountered 3 SUVs, all of which were able to spot him and use the pull-outs, but elsewhere, the driver was in the pull-outs in order to make the hairpin turns.

For anyone who enjoys this kind of driving, maybe camp overnight at the Natural Bridges overflow camping area, unhitch, and do the Dugway both ways with just your TV. But I wouldn't recommend it at all for anyone with vertigo in the face of steep drop-offs.

I mean, Ted could do this and be just fine, and wonder what the fuss was all about. Then again......
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That video would certainly dissuade me!!! It had me holding my breath around those tight switchbacks! If you would tow a Bambi over that...."you're a braver man than I, Gunga Din!" (but, then,I'm not a man...but, I am smart enough to know I'd happily drive 100 miles farther before driving that!) good luck....if you drive that route! Evelyn.
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I have been up and down that road several times. I enjoy it with just my truck, but seriously doubt if I would haul my 30 footer up that road. NEVER attempt if it is raining! If you do take your trailer up there, take some pics and or video! :-)
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The mirrors on this truck look like this is a semi
At the end he says he has a 48' trailer!
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