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 driving tours in Glen Canyon.

 

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Friday, June 14, 2024

All road conditions can change RAPIDLY due to weather.
Please contact the nearest Visitor Center for updated conditions.

Roads to the East

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Burr Trail

6/10/2024

2WD

None

Notom-Bullfrog

6/4/2024

2WD

2WD and washboarded! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

6/4/2024

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance for crossing! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

5/14/2024

2WD High Clearance

Road is in good shape with a few powdery dusty areas along the road.

Cedar Wash

3/7/2024

2WD High Clearance

Recently graded but sandy in places.

Hole in the Rock

6/3/2024

2WD High Clearance

Garfield County has graded as far as Red Well. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

6/6/2024

2WD High Clearance

Gravelly in places, washboard

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

6/5/2024

2WD

Dusty with areas of washboards.

Posey Lake to Loa

6/5/2024

2WD High Clearance

Passable to Loa!

Whites Flat (FR #152)

6/5/2024

2WD High Clearance

Road is open. Recommend 2WD High Clearance.

Griffin Top

6/5/2024

Impassable

Still some areas of snow!

North Creek (FR #149)

6/5/2024

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended.

Main Canyon

6/5/2024

2WD

Dry and dusty!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash

5/31/2024

2WD High Clearance

Road is in good condition, recently graded to Jct. of Smoky Mountain from the north.

Left Hand Collet

5/31/2024

4WD High Clearance

Recommend HC 4WD. Road has been recently graded, with areas that still require 4WD.

Croton

6/5/2024

4WD High Clearance

Road is passable from Escalante to Grand Bench Jct. 4WDHC is needed for some rough areas. Passable with 2WD/2WDHC from south to Grand Bench Jct.

Smoky Hollow

5/27/2024

2WD High Clearance

Sandy in spots.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

6/1/2024

2WD

Dry. Some rough washboard segments, moderate dips & bumps.

Skutumpah

6/1/2024

2WD

Dry. Some rough washboard segments, moderatedips & bumps especially at North end.

Glendale Bench

5/17/2024

2WD

Dry. Some washboards & chunky gravel.

Paria Movie Set

6/1/2024

2WD

Dry. Some shallow dips & bumps.

House Rock Valley

5/20/2024

2WD

89 to Stateline very rough. Low clearance must use caution.

White House

5/18/2024

2WD

Dry & somewhat rough.

Last updated: June 17, 2024

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Contact Info

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. If you are having an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.

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