U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico > Santa Fe
 [Register]
Santa Fe Santa Fe County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-20-2021, 05:23 PM
 
36 posts, read 57,951 times
Reputation: 39

Advertisements

Anyone comment what the road is like from Santa Fe to Zion NO in Utah, I believe it goes through Farmington. May be doing this in June
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-20-2021, 06:38 PM
 
Location: WY
499 posts, read 545,035 times
Reputation: 1207
You're going 550 to 64 and then across on 160? There's nothing problematic about it. Goes thru Farmington and Kayenta. Just keep an eye out for the Kaiboto Hwy 98 turnoff after you leave Kayenta on the 160 because otherwise you're going a long way around to get to Page. Then it's just thru Kanab and Mt Carmel Jct and into Zion on the Checkerboard Mesa side.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2021, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
2,022 posts, read 2,113,358 times
Reputation: 4628
Much of that drive across the reservation is a little barren and desolate although there are towns every hour or so to stop. I always take extra water just in case. If you have time, a nice side trip would be to take 89A, maybe on the way back. Take Kanab, UT to Fredonia, AZ and 89A goes past the entrance to the Grand Canyon North Rim, past the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, and across the Colorado River at Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon. Beautiful drive and don't think it would add more than 1-2 hours to your trip.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-21-2021, 07:07 AM
 
36 posts, read 57,951 times
Reputation: 39
Thanks for the responses. I may just go the longer route. Are there any restrictions going on or across reservation land due to Covid. Again thank you for your replies.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-21-2021, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
2,022 posts, read 2,113,358 times
Reputation: 4628
Navajo Nation has a Stay at Home Order but will be transitioning to a soft reopening as COVID cases subside. Essential businesses (restaurants, gas stations) are open from 7 am to 8 pm and there is a daily curfew from 9 pm to 5 am under the Order but the reopening is allowing limited activities outside of these hours. There is a general warning that visitors not stop on the reservation but no explanation of what is meant by that. I assume you can stop to buy gasoline and get food. ADOT shows all roads open. When COVID cases were high, they had weekend lockdowns and a couple of exits off I40 were closed when I was driving through eastern Arizona back in late October. I would check the Navajo Nation Stay at Home page before your trip just in case or call the Flagstaff Visitors Center (could not find one for Page, AZ). Page is adjacent to Navajo Nation and is fully open as any Arizona town - some people are vacationing or spending spring break there.

Zion may be in the high 90's in June. You might consider Bryce or Grand Canyon North Rim too as these are 8000 ft elevation or higher.

Last edited by ABQ2015; 03-21-2021 at 03:08 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top