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, March 18, 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

3/12/2021

4WD

Could have snow and ice in long canyon. Unknown conditions on unpaved section!

Notom-Bullfrog

3/15/2021

4WD

Conditions unknown due to recent rain/snow! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

3/15/2021

4WD

Conditions unknown due to recent rain/snow! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

2/16/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is dry! High Clearance 2WD is recommended.

Cedar Wash

2/19/2021

2WD High Clearance

Road is dry with a few sandy patches. 2WD High Clearance recommended.

Hole in the Rock

3/15/2021

2WD

Wash boarded in places Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

3/12/2021

4WD

Snow covered; heavy wet snow falling

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed due to snow!

Posey Lake to Loa

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed due to snow!

Whites Flat (FR#152)

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed due to snow!

Griffin Top

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed due to snow!

North Creek (FR#149)

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed due to snow!

Main Canyon

3/15/2021

Impassable

Posted closed at forest service boundary!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

3/11/2021

2WD High Clearance

Dry and washboarded. Conditions unknown north of Croton jct.

Left Hand Collet

2/25/2021

Impassable

Impassable due to extreme ice build up in canyon!

Croton

3/1/2021

2WD High Clearance

2WD from 89 to Alstrom turnoff. HC north of there.

Smoky Hollow

2/10/2021

2WD

Clear of snow and ice, but has many rough areas.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

3/17/2021

2WD High Clearance

High Clearance recommended! Still very soft, damp conditions on north facing hills. Possible areas of mud south to 89. Use caution!

Skutumpah

3/14/2021

4WD

From South; many segments of shallow mud to 5 miles. Deeper mud, snow, & ice likely beyond to the North.

Glendale Bench

3/14/2021

2WD, 4WD

Mostly damp. Recommend 4WD for segments of shallow mud at East end.

Paria Movie Set

3/14/2021

2WD

Dry with a few dips and bumps.

House Rock Valley

3/14/2021

2WD High Clearance

From 89 to Wire Pass; Dry with sharp rocks, ruts, and potholes. Stateline to 89A dry and recently graded.

White House

3/14/2021

2WD

Dry, even across washes.

Last updated: March 18, 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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