Day 172 – Monument Valley Meander (Part 2) and Utah Byways

Day 172 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Muley Point

I’m glad I didn’t go with the 17 mile dirt road drive at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park yesterday, as I spent most of this morning off roading.  My first destination for the day was to Muley Point which can be reached after climbing 1,100 feet over three miles along a dirt road with 10% grades and 5 mph switchbacks.  A variety of road signs prohibit RV’s, vehicles over 10,000 pounds, and trailers.  Within the first mile, I encountered all three…giving me second thoughts about making the ascent given I have a 9,500 pound vehicle.  After the three mile scramble up Moki Dugway, visitors must turn left on Muley Point Road that is “Impassable When Wet”.  I presume due to the softness of the road given it was relatively smooth and flat.