Island in the Sky
Updated May 26, 2017
- Scenic Drive: open
- Shafer Trail: passable
- Mineral Bottom: passable to four-wheel-drive vehicles
- White Rim Road: passable to four-wheel-drive vehicles
- Upheaval Bottom: The west side of the White Rim Road is passable, but muddy, due to flooding from the Green River. The water level has dropped, but it could rise again. Read more about high water.
Email the backcountry office or call Island in the Sky Visitor Center at 435-259-4712 for the latest road conditions. You may be able to change your itinerary if other sites are available.
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.