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

Friday, March 27, 2020

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

3/23/2020

2WD

Possible mud at Capitol Reef switchbacks

Notom-Bullfrog

3/27/2020

2WD, 2WD High
Clearance

2WD to Cedar Mesa campground, HC2WD to NPS boundary. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog
Marina

3/27/2020

2WD High Clearance

Unknown conditions! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

3/23/2020

2WD High Clearance

Mud, ruts, rocks. Drive with caution following rain or snow.

Cedar Wash

2/27/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended!

Hole in the Rock

3/20/2020

2WD High Clearance

Road is muddy in places the road get drier the farther you go down. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

3/3/2020

2WD High Clearance

Dry, 2WD High Clearance recommended.

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

3/26/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Posey Lake to Loa

3/26/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Whites Flat (FR
#152)

3/26/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Griffin Top

3/26/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

North Creek (FR
#149)

3/26/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Main Canyon

3/26/2020

2WD High Clearance, Impassable

2WD High Clearance for first 9 miles, impassable beyond!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -
Alvey Wash

3/25/2020

4WD

4WD needed, still some muddy spots in Alvey Wash. Dry on south end to Ahlstrom Pt.turnoff. Unknown conditions in between?

Left Hand Collet

3/25/2020

4WD

Passable! Recommend 4WD!

Croton

3/4/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD HC south of Grand Bench turnoff. 4WD HC north of there.

Smoky Hollow

3/22/2020

2WD High Clearance

Passable south of Tibbett Canyon jct. Unknown north of there.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

3/25/2020

4WD

4WD NEEDED! Mudholes and road damage! Use caution if traveling!

Skutumpah

3/22/2020

2WD High Clearance

From the North; dry with ruts. Expect conditions to worsen with rain today. Road closed at 8 miles.

Glendale Bench

2/27/2020

2WD

Still some muddy spots!

Paria Movie Set

3/25/2020

2WD High Clearance

Dry. Clearance needed at wash crossings.

House Rock Valley

3/19/2020

4WD High Clearance

Muddy in spots. Not recommended.

White House

3/5/2020

2WD

Dry. Moderate clearance required for 2nd wash crossing.

Last updated: March 27, 2020

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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