After leaving Natural Bridges State Park, we continued our journey to our B&B in The Valley of the Gods with the final leg of the journey being a ride down the Moki Dugway.
The Moki Dugway is a 3 mile, nicely graded dirt road, with a lot of switchbacks, descending at about an 11% grade into The Valley of the Gods.
The Moki Dugway was built in the 1950’s during the uranium boom by Texas Zinc Minerals to provide a route for ore haulers from the mines on the Cedar Mesa.
Needless to say, the views from the top and along the descent are breathtaking! You can even see Monument Valley off in the distance (though probably not in my photos).
And there it is before us, The Valley of the Gods ready to be explored.
But first, we need to check in to our Bed & Breakfast – called, of course, Valley of the Gods Bed & Breakfast – or as I’d like to call it “a little piece of off-the-grid heaven on earth!”
(more pics coming in a future post)
As it is late, and there is literally nothing around here – the B&B is the only home within the 360,000 acre Cedar Mesa Cultural and Recreational Management Area – we meet Gary, one of the owners,
get checked in and then head into the town Mexican Hat (don’t you just love the names of places around here) for a bit of dinner.
Our first day of adventure in The Valley of the Gods begins tomorrow!