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Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

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Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Hi experts - I am now working on more detail for our itinerary for Oct 2014 road trip and would appreciate your advice on this. How long should we allow to drive from Moab to MV via Moki Dugway? We would like to arrive in Monument Valley around 3pm(ish) so that we are all checked in and ready to enjoy the sunset at the View Hotel.

Nothing like planning early :)

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Give it 4-5 hours and you won't need to rush.

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2. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Figure about four hours plus any stops. Beautiful drive. No services after Blanding for quite a while so make your last stop there.

Have fun.

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3. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

If you're going to visit the San Juan Goosenecks, Natural Bridges, Needles Overlook, Valley of The Gods, or Butler Wash Ruins, add more time. 4-5 hours without any of those on route detours. Depends on how much time you spend outside of the car soaking up the views of the valley.

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4. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Thanks very much for the responses and information. Shake - thanks for the ideas of things to see along the way, I wll research those and come up with a plan. We are early risers, so we should be able to spend some time outside of the car if we leave early :).

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5. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Great drive. Can take all day.

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6. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

We did this exact drive October 2011. We left Moab at sunrise after we ate breakfast. We stopped at nearby Wilson Arch for around 30 minutes, then went to Newspaper Rock for 20 minutes or so. We then headed to hike to House on Fire in Mule Canyon. That took around 3 hours almost, getting to the ruins at midday to see the 'house on fire'!! Then we hit the Moki Dugway after! Cruised down it. Then landed at The View in MV around 3pm, perfect for checkin - they can be very strict on check in time. This was our 2nd time staying there, so I didn't want to arrive too early!! Perfect for watching sunset from the hotel carpark!

Here's our highlight clip! - http://vimeo.com/32090196

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7. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Thanks for the info Irish_Captain - and for posting the link to your highlight video. Your video clip is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing that.

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8. Re: Driving time - Moab to MV via Moki Dugway?

Excellent video! Missed Gooseneck SP between Moki Dugway and Mexican Hat...

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