Highway Construction 101
07.658' & 111° 57.842'
constructing a road, it is sometimes required to use some form of fill
before making the road base. This is one of those times when it was
smart to recycle something, rather than let them rust away in some
empty field or on some desert range land. We had seen these some time
back, but didn't think this spot would be of interest. After talking to
some friends we learned there are quite a few people who would enjoy
seeing how a major road between Page, AZ & Kanab, UT had been
stablized using these old flattened vehicles.
heading to Kanab on Hwy 89, about half way up the passing lane at the
cockscomb there is a drive to the left (south). This is where we parked
(at the west edge of the parking area). Parking coordinates 37° 07.574'
& 111° 57.985' Head west down into the dry wash and head back
to the east staying in the dry wash. When you see the culvert sticking
out from under the road you are very close to the flattened vehicles.
It is a fairly easy hike (walk) to the cars, it only took me about 10
or 12 minutes to walk to where I took these pictures (and I'm old and
is a screeshot of the GPS track
You are getting close.
Notice the guardrail at the top of the picture.
The dry wash continues.
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