We had a leisurely breakfast this morning, then decided to go for a ride. Had always wanted the see the Goosenecks of the San Juan River, and climb the Moki Dugway. As we headed South we could see parts of Monument Valley in the distance.
You can feel really small in areas such as this.
The San Juan River which looks so meek and mild here at the campground has carved a channel something like a thousand feet deep only twenty or so miles away.
So large I could not get them in one picture. The river enters from the left on the top picture and exits in the bottom one. A miniature Grand Canyon. There is open camping all along the rim. Not recommended for sleepwalkers. Can’t believe I didn’t get pictures of that.
From there it was on to the Moki Dugway. Utah highway 261 is a nice paved road from near Mexican Hat to near Natural Bridges National Monument.
But to get there it has to climb this mesa.
It does it in about a two mile stretch of gravel switchbacks.
Very narrow, with few pullouts.
Looking back on the road we were on earlier from about halfway up.
Some of the switchbacks.
Some didn’t make it.
Looking back the way came, down toward Monument Valley.
Next up, Natural Bridges……..jc