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, January 14, 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

1/13/2021

2WD, 4WD

Still some snow and ice in Long Canyon. 4WD required in Capitol Reef. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Notom-Bullfrog

1/13/2021

4WD High Clearance

Requires 4WD High Clearance! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

1/13/2021

4WD High Clearance

Requires 4WD High Clearance! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

12/31/2020

4WD

4 inches of snow; watch for melting and mud. 4WD strongly recommended.

Cedar Wash

12/28/2020

4WD

Snowy conditions! Not recommended!

Hole in the Rock

1/12/2021

2WD High Clearance

County has graded the road past Dance Hall Rock, the road is dry still a few wet spots. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

12/30/2020

4WD

Snow-covered, packed snow and icy.

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed due to snow!

Posey Lake to Loa

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed due to snow!

Whites Flat (FR#152)

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed due to snow!

Griffin Top

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed due to snow!

North Creek (FR#149)

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed due to snow!

Main Canyon

1/7/2021

Impassable

Closed at forest service boundary!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

1/3/2021

2WD

Dry south of Croton jct. Snowy north of Kelly Grade.

Left Hand Collet

12/28/2020

Impassable

Conditions unknown! Likely impassable due to snow!

Croton

1/3/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD south of Alstrom jct. 2WD HC and dry north of that jct.

Smoky Hollow

1/6/2021

2WD

A few ice patches near its north jct. with Smoky Mtn. Road.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

1/12/2021

2WD High Clearance

A few icy spots on shaded slopes.

Skutumpah

1/7/2021

4WD

Damp, with segments of snow and ice primarily at North end. Muddy throughout the road.

Glendale Bench

1/11/2021

2WD

None

Paria Movie Set

1/5/2021

2WD

Muddy in one spot, near the river.

House Rock Valley

1/3/2021

2WD

Muddy in a few spots.

White House

1/5/2021

2WD

Dry.

Last updated: January 14, 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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