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
Spring through fall, please contact Island in the Sky Visitor Center at 435-259-4712 ext. 0 to check road status before you begin your trip.
Scenic Drive: open
Even when rated as "passable," conditions on the four-wheel-drive roads in the Needles are challenging. Depending on the season, you can expect ice, up to two feet of water, quicksand, and/or debris that must be negotiated while staying within the boundary of the road. We recommend traveling in groups of two or more vehicles - both with winches - in order to facilitate self-rescue. Park rangers are unable to winch vehicles out; see note about commercial towing fees.
Spring through fall, contact Needles Visitor Center (435-259-4711 ext.0) for current conditions before starting your trip.
Green River to Horseshoe Canyon: passable to high-clearance four-wheel-drive
Waterhole Flat to Hite: Passable to high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicles
Snow and rain can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Due to the cold and low visitation, carry extra supplies in case you have to wait a day or two for the road to dry out or for assistance. Cell phone communication is not reliable.
Road conditions in the Maze can change suddenly after a single rainfall. The Maze District roads are challenging and visitors must be prepared with the proper equipment to facilitate self-rescue. Rangers are unable to winch vehicles out and commercial towing fees below the Flint Trail start at over $2000.00.
Please call Hans Flat Ranger Station at 435-259-2652 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm for updated road information before embarking on a trip to this district.
Backcountry Travel Advisory
• At least one full-size spare tire