The rest of Utah State Route 261 is paved, but the trip up and down the Moki Dugway is not. As you can see, there are wide vistas with not another person or building in sight.
This area is semi-arid and there are lots of steep cliffs and meandering river gorges. If you look closely, you will see a hump-shaped mountain on the right. That is Navajo Mountainat approximately 10,388 feet (3,166 m), made up of uplifted Dakota Sandstone deposited during the Cretaceous Period (approximately 66-138 million years ago).
Finally, look at these winding river gorges which have been in making for a very long time