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, January 23, 2023

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

1/20/2023

4WD

Long Canyon & all shady or north-facing areas are very icy and snow-covered.

Notom-Bullfrog

1/23/2023

Impassable

Impassable! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

1/23/2023

Impassable

Conditions unknown, likely impassable! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

1/9/2023

4WD High Clearance, Impassable

Road is soupy with snow melt. Travel not recommended.

Cedar Wash

1/5/2023

2WD High Clearance

Good condition ruts in a few places.

Hole in the Rock

1/17/2023

4WD High Clearance

Long stretches of snow, mud, and ice not recommended at this time. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

1/17/2023

4WD High Clearance

Mud and snow for the entire length. 4WD/AWD Required

Roads to the North

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Hells Backbone

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Posey Lake to Loa

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Whites Flat (FR#152)

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Griffin Top

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

North Creek (FR#149)

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Main Canyon

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable at Forest Service boundary!

Roads to the Central Areas

Name

Date

Condition

Comments

Smoky Mountain -Alvey Wash

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Left Hand Collet

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Croton

12/10/2022

4WD High Clearance

4WD High Clearance needed! Areas of snow!

Smoky Hollow

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable due to recent storms.

Roads to the West

Name

Date

Road

Comments

Cottonwood

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Skutumpah

1/18/2023

Impassable

Impassable!

Glendale Bench

1/18/2023

4WD, Impassable

Snow, ice, mud. Likely impassable for most vehicles.

Paria Movie Set

1/18/2023

4WD, Impassable

Snow, ice, mud. Likely impassable for most vehicles.

House Rock Valley

1/18/2023

4WD High Clearance, Impassable

Snow, ice, mud. Likely impassable for most vehicles.

White House

1/10/2023

2WD

South crossing may be muddy due to rain.

Last updated: January 23, 2023

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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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