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Smokey Mtn Overlook, DM47ge55

Latitude, Longitude
37.189236, -111.452431
Map Location Near city of Lake Powell, Kane County, AZ, Altitude 5600
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-11-02
Comments by: John NA6L

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Smokey Mtn Overlook, also known as Kelly Grade, is fantastic for sightseeing and exploring. This may well be the best radio location in DM47 and camping is just above the official Kelly Grade Overlook.

This is very close to the amazing "Coal Seam Fires" which is worth a trip on its own to the "Burning Hills Wilderness Area". The route to the Coal Seam Fires is just slightly north then head east and follow the best (most used road) to the active vents and/or to where a huge effort was made many years ago to extinguish the subterranean coal fires.

Driving directions:

To start at Big Water, find the Visitor Info Center (a great place) and ask questions (like how deep is the river crossing) and get another map if needed. From the Visitor Center Cross Hwy 89 onto NP230 and on to "Smokey Mountain Rd" (remember the Coal Seam Fires?)

There are lots of other roads in the area so surf around on Google Earth to examine Smokey Mountain Rd.

Burr Trail, DM47ku91

Latitude, Longitude
37.839915, -111.088471
Map Location Near city of Torrey, Garfield County, UT, Altitude 6800
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-10-27
Comments by: John NA6L

Burr Trail 1

Burr Trail, and the Burr Trail Switchbacks, are a famous one of the few passages across the Grand Staircase, a long and deep canyon which was a great problem for early stagecoach travelers crossing the plains. As a VHF rover in a modern and comfortable horseless carriage, you will enjoy the scenic Burr Trail Road along the western rim.

There are likely many good spots to stop and set up a station; here's one such place that appears to have a little more altitude and might possibly have rugged off-road trails up onto Wagon Box Mesa. Have fun exploring!

Driving directions: Burr Trail Switchbacks are pretty wild if you don't like cliff edges.

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