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, September 23, 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

9/20/2021

2WD

None

Notom-Bullfrog

9/20/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance conditions! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

9/20/2021

2WD

Conditions unknown for Bullfrog crossing. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

9/9/2021

4WD High Clearance

Recommend HC-4WD for spots of debris, washout and erosion from recent heavy rains.

Cedar Wash

9/10/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is rough and rutted due to recent flooding. Use caution at wash crossings.

Hole in the Rock

9/20/2021

2WD

Rough areas of washboards! Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

9/5/2021

2WD High Clearance

Sandy, loose sections

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

9/23/2021

2WD

Road is in good condition with some areas of washboards.

Posey Lake to Loa

9/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

Recommend 2WD High Clearance.

Whites Flat (FR#152)

9/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is in good condition!

Griffin Top

9/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is in good condition.

North Creek (FR#149)

9/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is in good condition with areas of washboards.

Main Canyon

9/23/2021

2WD

Good conditions with some areas of washboards.

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

9/23/2021

2WD High Clearance

Recommend 2WD High Clearance. Some rough areas.

Left Hand Collet

8/20/2021

Impassable

Impassable due to recent flooding!

Croton

9/16/2021

2WD High Clearance

Rough in spots. Conditions unknown north of Grand Bench jct..

Smoky Hollow

9/12/2021

2WD High Clearance

Some of the washes have been steeply dug by recent rains.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

9/22/2021

2WD

Road is in good condition. Recently graded!

Skutumpah

9/22/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance Recommended. Some small washouts and many areas of washboard roads.

Glendale Bench

9/22/2021

2WD

Road has recently been graded and is 2WD passable.

Paria Movie Set

9/14/2021

2WD

Dry. Recommend vehicle with moderate clearance for dips at wash crossings. One alternate crossing near day use area impassable for most vehicles.

House Rock Valley

9/21/2021

2WD

Rough spots. Washboardy in AZ.

White House

9/21/2021

2WD

Southern crossing is steep, but doable for sedans, with care.

Last updated: September 27, 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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