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.

Learn more about the Hole-in-the-Rock Road or the Burr Trail.

 

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

6/24/2021

2WD

Conditions currently unknown on unpaved section. Per Capitol Reef NPS report!

Notom-Bullfrog

6/24/2021

2WD

Conditions currently unknown! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

6/24/2021

2WD

Conditions currently unknown! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

3/23/2021

2WD

Road is in good condition, dry and dusty.

Cedar Wash

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended with some sandy patches beginning to form!

Hole in the Rock

6/15/2021

2WD High Clearance, 4WD

Washboard, potholes in gypsum beds, recommend 4WD south of Dance Hall Rock. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

6/2/2021

2WD High Clearance

Gravelly, sandy

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

6/24/2021

2WD

Dry, dusty, with segments of washboards!

Posey Lake to Loa

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

Dry and dusty, with segments of washboards!

Whites Flat (FR#152)

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

Dry and dusty, with segments of washboards!

Griffin Top

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

Dry and passable with segments of washboards!

North Creek (FR#149)

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

Dry and dusty, with segments of washboards!

Main Canyon

6/24/2021

2WD High Clearance

Segments of washboards.

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

6/20/2021

2WD

Dusty. Conditions unknown north of Croton Rd. jct.

Left Hand Collet

6/7/2021

4WD

Rough, rocky areas

Croton

6/20/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD to Alstrom Pt. jct.. HC needed north of that turnoff.

Smoky Hollow

4/20/2021

2WD High Clearance

Deep sand.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

6/21/2021

2WD

Dry, gravel, segments of rough washboards. Low water crossing at North end just East of road 410.

Skutumpah

6/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended. Areas of powdery sand starting to form!

Glendale Bench

6/20/2021

2WD

Dusty, but fairly smooth.

Paria Movie Set

6/19/2021

2WD

Dry, gravel, some dips. Recommend vehicle with moderate clearance.

House Rock Valley

6/21/2021

2WD

Dry, rough, washboards. Recommend vehicle with moderate clearance and good tires.

White House

5/27/2021

2WD

Dry and rough

Last updated: June 24, 2021

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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