Snow Flat Road
We had a big day planned, with most of our trails on top of Cedar Mesa. Highway 261 cuts across the mesa, with trails on both sides north of the Moki Dugway. Instead of visiting the dugway again, we decided to take Snow Flat Road up to the high, flat mesa.
The trail was easy to find, and it was just as graded and mellow as Comb Wash, to start. We cruised through the soft sand and dirt, really enjoying the big views of the ridge in our rear-view mirrors. Then, suddenly, we started climbing.
The hill climb was a fun one, and a nice way to start our day of trails. The views were even better from on the hill.
We continued along the road that was often very straight and easy. We could see Bears Ears from here, and it was good to see them again. It had been a long time.
We started to see some trees, and they got taller and more plentiful as we headed west. We passed a lot of other 4x4 trails that looked very promising, but they'd have to wait for another day.
Finally, we ended up on the pavement. Bullet Canyon was next, and it was a quick trip on the pavement to get to our next trailhead.