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, May 8, 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

4/10/2020

2WD High Clearance

Watch for rocks on the road in Long Canyon.

Notom-Bullfrog

4/28/2020

2WD

Road is in good condition. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

4/28/2020

2WD

Road is in good condition. Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

5/8/2020

2WD High Clearance

Some rough spots, watch for sandy spots near Horse Canyon.

Cedar Wash

4/2/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended!

Hole in the Rock

4/29/2020

2WD High Clearance

Good condition until Dry Fork road then becomes rough. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

4/9/2020

2WD

Graded, some ruts, generally good

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

4/25/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance is recommended! Road open to Posey Lake.

Posey Lake to Loa

4/2/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

Whites Flat (FR #152)

4/25/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended!

Griffin Top

4/2/2020

Impassable

Impassable due to snow!

North Creek (FR #149)

5/4/2020

2WD High Clearance

Passable with High Clearance 2WD!

Main Canyon

4/30/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD High Clearance recommended to Widtsoe.

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain - Alvey
Wash

4/14/2020

2WD High Clearance

Graded early April, but many rough spots, still.

Left Hand Collet

4/11/2020

4WD High Clearance

Rough but passable! Recommend 4WD High Clearance!

Croton

4/11/2020

4WD

Rough conditions! 4WD recommended!

Smoky Hollow

4/17/2020

2WD

Graded week of 04/13. Higher clearance helpful in places.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

5/6/2020

2WD

Good condition with some areas of washboards. Watch for cows along the road!

Skutumpah

4/26/2020

2WD High Clearance

From North; dry and rough with ruts and washboards. Road Closed at 8 miles.

Glendale Bench

4/25/2020

2WD

Dry

Paria Movie Set

4/25/2020

2WD

Dry with some dips and bumps. Dry sand at end.

House Rock Valley

3/29/2020

2WD High Clearance

Deep ruts between Wire Pass Trailhead and Stateline Campground.

White House

3/29/2020

2WD

Crossings area little rough.

Last updated: May 8, 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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