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

Monday, September 14, 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

9/11/2020

2WD

2WD with washboards on dirt section!

Notom-Bullfrog

9/11/2020

2WD High Clearance, 4WD

2WD High Clearance/4WD needed at first wash crossing due to deep sand! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

9/11/2020

2WD High Clearance

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

Wolverine Loop

8/26/2020

2WD High Clearance

Rugs; loose gravel; low clearance vehicles not recommended

Cedar Wash

9/11/2020

2WD High Clearance

Some rough places watch for sandy spots.

Hole in the Rock

9/7/2020

2WD High Clearance

Washboard, dust Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

8/2/2020

2WD High Clearance

Sand, Gravel

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry, dusty with segments of washboards!

Posey Lake to Loa

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry and dusty with segments of washboards.

Whites Flat (FR#152)

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry, dusty with segments of washboards.

Griffin Top

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry and dusty with some washboards.

North Creek (FR#149)

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry, dusty, segments of washboards!

Main Canyon

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry, dusty with segments of washboards!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

9/6/2020

2WD High Clearance

Sandy in places and washboards

Left Hand Collet

9/12/2020

4WD

Road is rough with areas where 4WD is needed!

Croton

7/2/2020

2WD High Clearance

2WD south of Alstrom jct. High clearance north of there.

Smoky Hollow

7/4/2020

2WD High Clearance

Rough with washboards.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

9/6/2020

2WD

Dry & rough with segments of very rough washboards.

Skutumpah

9/6/2020

2WD High Clearance

Dry with segments of rough washboards. 4WD recommended for many locations of deep powder pockets at the North end.

Glendale Bench

9/11/2020

2WD

Dry, dusty with segments of washboards.

Paria Movie Set

9/6/2020

2WD

Dry with segments of washboards, dips and bumps. Sandy at end.

House Rock Valley

8/9/2020

2WD

From Hwy 89 10 miles to Stateline campground; dry with many rough segments.

White House

9/11/2020

2WD High Clearance

Dry with segments of washboards.


Last updated: September 16, 2020

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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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