I've never been there. Fotos of it are awesome. My topo maps do not show any passable roads however.
It looks like its a jeep (aka bad dirt road) here's a link to a decent topo map.
Sorry that topo map is somewhere in northern Nevada, not Arizona .... note that I-80 and the Humboldt River are in the south section of it. My book of Arizona topo maps shows a "track" in Coal Mine Canyon southeast of Tuba City which could be accessible with 4-wheel drive but needs local iunquiry, or it could just be a horse trail.
oopse it did do that didn't it. Stupid thing I asked for Arizona. LOL Ok the one on here calls it Coal Mine Mesa. I'm assumit its that. I would have to say no that you would need 4 wheel drive and probably high clearance. There is also a little "town" on here called Coal Mine Mesa as well. I wish I could send you my good National Geographic topo map.
it is monday after all LOL
The chapter house's site has some photos of it. Looks beautiful. coalminemesa.nndes.org/content.asp…
Looks like that region has some interesting history as well. Sort of exemplifies the Navajo-Hopi clash.
But my map doesn't show a road (although it does denote the canyon) and, if there is a road that is possible to drive, I doubt it's legal to drive it without permission from the Hopis, which you probably would never get anyway.
We could not find the sidetracks some years ago and as Colin said, you possibly need a permit. Beautiful area though! Will be for our next trip! Or shall we keep it a secret?-lol- Thanks for the links. I also used Google Earth.
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Thanks for your post Spm, very helpful and welcome to the forum. Hope this is not your last post.... I presume you didnot drove into the canyon. Thx again.
You presume correctly. I misunderstood. That said, I did not see any road on the floor of the canyon from my viewpoints.
Dank u wel for your nice welcoming.