Current Conditions & Road Status
We do our best to update this page in a timely manner. However, if you're headed into the park and current conditions raise doubts about the accuracy of this information, please contact us.
ISLAND IN THE SKY
Scenic Drive: open
During the winter months, adverse weather conditions can prompt closure of the Shafer Trail at a moment's notice. Please contact the park at 435-719-2100 or 435-259-4712 to check road status before you begin your trip. White Rim permits may be picked up at park headquarters in Moab (2282 Resource Blvd) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
THE NEEDLESScenic Drive: open
Elephant Hill Access Road: open
Colorado River Overlook: open
Elephant Hill: open but probably icy
Entering or exiting through Bobby's Hole is not possible due to road damage.
Lavender Canyon: open
Davis Canyon: open
Salt Creek/Horse Canyon: impassable due to flash flooding, quicksand and cut banks
Highway 24 to Hans Flat: High-clearance all-wheel/2WD
Road conditions in the Maze can change suddenly after a single rainfall. Please call the Hans Flat Ranger Station at 435-259-2652 for updated road information before embarking on a trip to this district.
Backcountry Travel Advisory
• At least one full-size spare tire
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