Just a friendly reminder that if you’re traveling north to Page and the Lake Powell area, please follow the Arizona Department of Transportation’s approved detour, which will take you from U.S. Route 160 to State Route 98. Yes, you might be tempted to take Navajo Route 20, but don’t do it. The road is unpaved and under construction, and several vehicles have already gotten stuck in the loose sand. There’s also limited cell-phone coverage, which means calling for help may not be an option.
We understand you want to minimize your travel time this summer, but please play it safe and smart, especially if you’re traveling with little ones. Loose sand dunes are dangerous and incredibly difficult to navigate through. Construction on Navajo 20 should be completed later this summer. For the latest project updates, videos, photos and news, visit azdot.gov/US89. Motorists with questions can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 855-712-8530.