The Orange Cliffs portion of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, bordered by Canyonlands National Park, is one of the most scenic areas of the Colorado Plateau region. This is dry desert country with an annual average precipitation of 5 - 9" (13 - 23 cm). Elevations vary from approximately 3700' to 7000' (1128 - 2134m) above sea level. Temperatures range from 110°F (43°C) in the summer to -20°F (-29°C) in the winter. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit.
For your safety and the protection of this unique and fragile landscape, please follow all regulations.
Get more information on travel and campgrounds on Canyonlands webpage for The Maze.
General Road Conditions
Be aware that road conditions can change due to weather and other factors. Call Hans Flat Ranger Station at 435-259-2652 between 8 am and 4:30 pm for latest road conditions.
Roads in this district are challenging and visitors must be prepared with the proper equipment to facilitate self-rescue. Carry extra supplies in case it takes a day or two for the road to dry out. Cell phone communication is not reliable. Rangers cannot winch vehicles out and commercial towing fees below the Flint Trail start at over $2,000.
Last updated: April 5, 2019