Challenging drive. I expected to see a tribal policeman at every switchback holding a "No white man welcome" sign. Blocked by downed trees 1/2 mile from top so we walked the rest of the way. The sign (noted on peakbagger) is on the right side of the road and is hard to miss. The "No" has been erased, but if you look carefully you will see it. A worthy but seldom visited attraction near Navajo Mt is Hawkeye Natural Bridge which is actually an arch. It was quite huge and way bigger than expected.
Road is very rocky. There aren't many huge boulders, but you definitely need high clearance and 4WD. My Chevy Silverado had no problems. The road is quite steep in places and there are sharp turns that required some 3 and 5 point turns. We didn't see any Navajo people and there were no signs indicating that we weren't welcome there. There was a crew of technicians at the summit working on one of the towers and they didn't seem to mind us being there. Make sure you walk 3/4 of a mile to the north from the summit for nice views of Lake Powell.
Long drive, eh? Trip Report
Was able to 4 wheel to 1.5 miles to the summit before snow blocked the road. Walked the rest of the way. Still quite a bit of snow on the top. Waited about 9 years to climb this, and finally did it. Climbed one of the radio towers on top for a 360 degree view of the area, and walked over to the North Rim for a view of Powell and the Canyonlands. Beautiful, amazing, and spectacular views.
Drove within 1.5 miles of the summit, walked the road up to the top. Amazing views in all directions! Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Mt Humphreys and the San Francisco Peaks, and monument valley all clearly visible. A great day, well worth the drive!
Finally got around to hiking this marvelous, remote peak. Followed Dean's report and car-camped at a pull-out near 7,100 feet. Weather was warm, so I deliberately planned this for a full-moon. I started hiking at 2:15 a.m. under moonlight, which was ample enough so that I didn't need a flashlight. Went kind of slow, made summit at 6:45 a.m., then on the way down turned my ankle pretty bad and had to hobble the last mile down to my truck. Oh well. But the hike and the whole region was amazing. Trip Report
Very steep road hike gets you on top of a spectacular mountain. Views off to the south were good early on, but on top you're in the thick trees. We hiked a few minutes off to the north and were greeted with a panoramic view of Canyon Country. Well worth the trip.
Nice hike with Dean. Cold on top and we didn't stay long. Snow was a couple feet deep on top.
We (SP'er Dennis Poulin and I) walked back into winter as we ascended the road. Yes, a road, but you couldn't have driven it so I considered it just a very wide trail. We hit snow at the 9300 foot mark and got to hike in it for about a mile. Quite a contrast from a couple of the desert Arizona peaks we did just a couple days earlier. The summit area was a big disappointment to me as there were towers and no views. Sigh...