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
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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

8/29/2022

2WD

None

Notom-Bullfrog

9/3/2022

2WD

2WD conditions! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to BullfrogMarina

9/3/2022

2WD, 4WD

4WD needed for crossing! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

9/1/2022

4WD High Clearance

Serious flood damage on both East and West sides 4WD required!

Cedar Wash

9/7/2022

2WD High Clearance

Recommend 2WD High Clearance. Some rough wash crossings!

Hole in the Rock

9/4/2022

2WD High Clearance

Well graded to Egypt road junction, washboard worsens further south. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

8/16/2022

2WD High Clearance

Mud and water in Big Spencer Flat

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

8/23/2022

2WD High Clearance

Standard Condition 2WD HC

Posey Lake to Loa

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance with possible road damage due to rain.

Whites Flat (FR#152)

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Not recommended at this time!

Griffin Top

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Rough areas due to recent rains.

North Creek (FR#149)

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Some rough areas, possible debris on road due to recent rains.

Main Canyon

9/3/2022

2WD

Possible debris on road due to recent rain!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Dry from Big Water to Alstrom point turn. Conditions beyond unknown. Steep bypass at Wahweap Creek best with 4WD.

Left Hand Collet

9/7/2022

Impassable

Road is impassable due to flooding.

Croton

8/5/2022

4WD

Conditions unknown!

Smoky Hollow

7/19/2022

Impassable

Mud and debris flow makes road impassable, till at least 07/22.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

9/3/2022

2WD

Dry. Recently graded but still some rough & shallow sand segments.

Skutumpah

9/4/2022

2WD High Clearance

Dry. Recommend vehicles with high/moderate clearance for dips at many wash crossings from Lick Wash to the north.

Glendale Bench

9/4/2022

2WD

Dry. Some segments of washboards and happy sunflowers.

Paria Movie Set

9/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Dry. Some rough segments. Advise vehicle with high clearance for wash crossings before, near, & after day use area.

House Rock Valley

9/1/2022

2WD High Clearance

Recently graded from 89 to Wirepass, watch for sharp rocks.

White House

8/18/2022

2WD High Clearance

Road a bit rough at wash crossings.

Last updated: September 7, 2022

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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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