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, December 5, 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

11/27/2019

2WD

Watch for patches of ice in Long Canyon.

Notom-Bullfrog

12/1/2019

4WD High Clearance

Recommend 4WD High Clearance due to mud! Per Capitol Reef NPS report!

Road to Bullfrog Marina

12/1/2019

4WD High Clearance

Unknown conditions! Likely impassable due to mud! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

12/5/2019

4WD High Clearance

Travel strongly discouraged due to snow and mud!

Cedar Wash

12/5/2019

4WD High Clearance

Travel strongly discouraged due to mud!

Hole in the Rock

12/5/2019

4WD High Clearance

Snow and Mud! Not recommended!! Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

12/5/2019

4WD High Clearance

Travel strongly discouraged due to mud!

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Posey Lake to Loa

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Whites Flat (FR #152)

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Griffin Top

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

North Creek (FR #149)

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Main Canyon

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable after first 9 miles!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain - Alvey
Wash

12/3/2019

4WD

Passable to Jct. of Left Hand Collet on north end! Then becomes impassable!

Left Hand Collet

12/3/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Croton

11/20/2019

4WD High Clearance

Extremely muddy north of Smoky Mt. jct. Not recommended.

Smoky Hollow

11/20/2019

2WD High Clearance

Muddy at wash crossings.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to rain and snow!!

Skutumpah

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to rain and snow!

Glendale Bench

12/1/2019

4WD

Plowed. Mud, packed snow, & ice. Expect conditions to worsen as snow melts.

Paria Movie Set

12/4/2019

Impassable

Impassable due to rain and snow!!

House Rock Valley

12/4/2019

4WD High Clearance

Muddy,deteriorating conditions! Travel not advised!

White House

12/4/2019

4WD

Muddy 4WD recommended!

Last updated: December 5, 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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