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
Saturday, May 14, 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

5/10/2022

2WD

None

Notom-Bullfrog

5/10/2022

2WD

2WD and washboarded! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to BullfrogMarina

5/10/2022

2WD

2WD conditions! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

3/3/2022

2WD High Clearance

Road is rough. High Clearance necessary.

Cedar Wash

3/2/2022

2WD High Clearance

Rough in a few places but passable.

Hole in the Rock

5/2/2022

2WD High Clearance

Road is washboarded but the county is currently grading the road. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

4/10/2022

2WD High Clearance

gravelly

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

5/13/2022

2WD

2WD and washboarded!

Posey Lake to Loa

5/13/2022

4WD

4WD recommended! Passable to Loa with still some areas of snow.

Whites Flat (FR#152)

5/13/2022

2WD High Clearance

Open

Griffin Top

5/13/2022

Impassable

Impassable!

North Creek (FR#149)

5/13/2022

2WD High Clearance

Open to the base of Barkers

Main Canyon

5/13/2022

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended! Segments of washboards!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

4/26/2022

2WD High Clearance

Dry. Rough north of Heads of the Creeks (320) Road.

Left Hand Collet

5/2/2022

4WD High Clearance

None

Croton

4/10/2022

4WD High Clearance

Graded from Smoky Mt. jct. to Grand Bench jct. (GBJ). Extremely rough in sections between GBJ and Rogers Canyon Rd.

Smoky Hollow

4/26/2022

2WD High Clearance

Sandy in spots.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

5/7/2022

2WD

Dry. North half recently graded. South half has segments of rough washboards.

Skutumpah

5/1/2022

2WD

Dry. Segments of washboards at the North end.

Glendale Bench

5/3/2022

2WD

Dusty, in spots.

Paria Movie Set

5/7/2022

2WD

Dry. Some washboards and a few dips and bumps.

House Rock Valley

4/30/2022

2WD

Dry and dusty with areas of washboards!

White House

4/24/2022

2WD

Dry. Mostly rough with a couple smooth segments. Recommend vehicle with moderate clearance for 2nd wash crossing.

Last updated: May 20, 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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