Road Conditions

Please Note: If it snowed or rained yesterday, or is snowing or raining today, do not attempt driving on any of these roads.

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.

The summer heat continues. High temps through the extended forecast will remain in the upper 90's and flirt with triple digits. Plan all of your outdoor activities with the heat in mind. Hike during the morning hours when it's cooler, avoiding the hottest part of the day. Wear a hat, carry lots of water ('a gallon per person per day'), and rest often in shady places. Know the signs and symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and keep an eye on your friends and family. Heat Exhaustion can progress to Heat Stroke, which may become fatal.

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.

Fire restrictions are currently in place across all of the Public Lands.

 
Chart showing road conditions in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as of 7/17/2017.

Last updated: July 18, 2017

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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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