Island in the Sky
Updated September 1, 2017
- Scenic Drive: open
- Shafer Trail: open
- Mineral Bottom: passable to four-wheel-drive vehicles
- White Rim Road: passable to four-wheel-drive vehicles
Rain and snow can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Weather
Four-wheel drive is required on the White Rim Road. Other vehicles (e.g., all-wheel-drive vehicles, and low-clearance or high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicles) have difficulty negotiating the rough slickrock, loose rocks, deep sand, and steep switchbacks. Permits are required on the White Rim Road.
Carry extra fuel and be prepared to self-rescue. During winter, all vehicles should carry chains.