Road Conditions

Unpaved/partially paved roads that run through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Roads that also go through or are adjacent to Glen Canyon are highlighted.

Do not take any of these roads if it is raining or snowing, or if rain or snow is forecasted.


When water has pooled on the roads or muddy intimidating bogs block passage, turn around, staying on the road. Never drive off the road in an attempt to circumvent the blockage. Not only are you likely to get into more trouble off of the road, even damaging your vehicle, you will cause extensive damage to fragile native plant communities. Regulations do require that all vehicles must stay on designated roads.

Before beginning any of your adventures, make sure you've planned your way in, and PLANNED YOUR WAY OUT. Make sure people back home know what those plans are and when you expect to return. Know the extended weather forecast. Carry extra clothing, blankets, food and water for emergencies. Remember that cell phone coverage across the Monument is mostly non-existent. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument can be a "Fierce and Dangerous Land", and its wild character SHOULD NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED.

Overnight stays on the monument, whether vehicle camping or backpacking, require a free permit that can be obtained at the Monument's visitor centers. The permit system can be crucial in case a search becomes necessary.

 

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report

Thursday, November 14, 2019

All road conditions can change RAPIDLY due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.

Roads to the East

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Burr Trail

11/2/2019

2WD

Dry

Notom-Bullfrog

11/4/2019

2WD

2WD very washboarded! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog
Marina

11/4/2019

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended for crossing. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

11/2/2019

2WD High Clearance

Dry, very dusty, ruts

Cedar Wash

10/31/2019

2WD

Good condition a little sandy in few places.

Hole in the Rock

11/11/2019

2WD High Clearance

Washboard, dusty, watch for heavy trucks Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

10/25/2019

2WD High Clearance

Loose gravel, dry, dusty

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry with rough spots! Conditions subject to change!

Posey Lake to Loa

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry with rough spots! Conditions subject to change.

Whites Flat (FR #152)

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry with rough spots! Conditions subject to change.

Griffin Top

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry with rough spots! Log trucks present!

North Creek (FR
#149)

11/14/2019

2WD

Rough with powdery sandy patches!

Main Canyon

11/14/2019

2WD

2WD dry and dusty with washboards! Conditions subject to change!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -
Alvey Wash

10/2/2019

2WD High Clearance

None

Left Hand Collet

11/4/2019

4WD

Rough, rocky, high clearance required

Croton

10/20/2019

2WD High Clearance

Smooth south of Grand Bench jct.. Rough and narrow north of there.

Smoky Hollow

9/8/2019

4WD High Clearance

Extremely sandy and rocky in spots

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

11/13/2019

2WD High Clearance

Extremely dusty with sand and potholes. Watch for trucks hauling rock and dirt on south end!

Skutumpah

11/13/2019

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended! Rough! Road closed at Bull Valley Gorge!

Glendale Bench

11/13/2019

2WD

Dry and dusty with plenty of washboards!

Paria Movie Set

11/4/2019

2WD, 2WD High
Clearance

Washboards first 4 mi, then rutted and steep declines with drops. Sand last .2 mile, did not require 4WD

House Rock Valley

9/29/2019

2WD

From Hwy 89 to AZ state line: Dry. Washboards. Bumps, dips, and wobbles.

White House

11/13/2019

2WD High Clearance

Washboarded! Clearance recommended for second wash crossing!

Last updated: November 14, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040

Phone:

(928) 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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