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.

Please Note: If it snowed or rained yesterday, or is snowing or raining today, do not attempt driving on any of these roads.

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, June 13, 2019

All road conditions can change due to weather.

Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.

Roads to the East

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Burr Trail

6/7/2019

2WD

Conditions unknown for unpaved section! Per Capitol Reef NPS report!

Notom-Bullfrog

6/7/2019

2WD

Road is in good condition! Per Capitol Reef NPS Report!

Road to Bullfrog Marina

6/7/2019

2WD High Clearance

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

Wolverine Loop

6/7/2019

2WD High Clearance

Ruts; loose rocks; small cutbanks at wash crossings

Cedar Wash

6/7/2019

2WD

Road is in good condition a few rough and sandy spots.

Hole in the Rock

6/9/2019

2WD High Clearance

Dusty & washboard to Dry Fork; washboard worsens near Chimney Rock and points south Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

5/19/2019

2WD High Clearance

Small ruts, gravel

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

6/7/2019

2WD High Clearance

Dry! Areas of washboards!

Posey Lake to Loa

6/10/2019

Impassable

Areas of SNOW! Passable to Davis Flat!

Whites Flat (FR #152)

6/10/2019

2WD High Clearance

Passable! Watch for rocks on the road! Can drive around them.

Griffin Top

6/10/2019

Impassable

CLOSED Snow

North Creek (FR #149)

6/10/2019

2WD High Clearance

Passable to campground! Unknown conditions to lakes!

Main Canyon

6/10/2019

2WD High Clearance

Passable to Widstoe!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash

5/27/2019

2WD

Rutted.

Left Hand Collet

4/13/2019

4WD

4WD required! Caution when driving!

Croton

5/27/2019

2WD

Road recently graded from Smoky Mt. jct. to Grand Bench jct.

Smoky Hollow

3/26/2019

2WD High Clearance

Rough at some wash crossings.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

6/10/2019

2WD High Clearance

Rough in spots.

Skutumpah

6/9/2019

2WD

ROAD CLOSED 20 miles from South end. Dry and most has been recently graded to at least Lick Wash TH, possibly further.

Glendale Bench

6/7/2019

2WD High Clearance

Dry! Areas of washboards!

Paria Movie Set

6/1/2019

2WD High Clearance

Dry with shallow-moderate drops in washes past Day-use area.

House Rock Valley

6/5/2019

2WD High Clearance

Road in good condition; recently graded.

White House

6/10/2019

2WD High Clearance

Road in good condition.

Last updated: June 13, 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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