Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Strassenzustandsbericht - GSENM

Thursday, November 14, 2019

All road conditions can change RAPIDLY due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.

In courtsy of Bureau of Land Management Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Cannonville Visitor Center

The report may not reflect the most current conditions.
DO NOT DRIVE OFF-ROAD AROUND MUDDY SECTIONS! – If you can’t get through by staying on the road, then turn around!!
 

Roads to the East

Burr Trail

11/2/2019

2WD

Dry.

Notom-Bullfrog

11/4/2019

2WD

2WD very washboarded! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

11/4/2019

2WD-HC

2WD-HC recommended for crossing. Per Capitol Reef NPS report. 

Wolverine Loop

11/2/2019

2WD-HC

Dry, very dusty, ruts. 

Cedar Wash

10/31/2019

2WD

Good condition a little sandy in few places.

Hole in the Rock

11/11/2019

2WD-HC, 4WD

Washboard, dusty, watch for heavy trucks. Recommend 4WD-HC for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

10/25/2019

2WD-HC

Loose gravel, dry, dusty

 

Roads to the North

Hells Backbone

11/14/2019

2WD

Rough spots and washboards! Conditions subject to change!

Posey Lake to Loa

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry with rough spots and washboards! Conditions subject to change!

Whites Flat (FR #142)

11/14/2019

2WD

Some rough spots! Conditions subject to change!

Griffin Top

11/14/2019

2WD

Watch for Log Trucks! Conditions subject to change!

North Creek (FR #149)

11/14/2019

2WD

Rough with powdery sandy patches!

Main Canyon

11/14/2019

2WD

Dry and dusty with washboards! Conditions subject to change! 

 

Roads to the Central Areas

Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash

10/2/2019

2WD-HC

None.

Left Hand Collet

11/4/2019

4WD

Rough, rocky, high clearance required.

Croton

10/20/2019

2WD-HC

Smooth south of Grand Bench jct.. Rough and narrow north of there.

Smoky Hollow

9/8/2019

4WD-HC

Extremely sandy and rocky in spots.

 

Roads to the West

Cottonwood

11/13/2019

2WD-HC

Extremely dusty with sand and potholes. Watch for trucks hauling rock and dirt on south end!

Skutumpah

11/13/2019

2WD-HC

2WD-HC recommended! Rough! Road closed at Bull Valley Gorge!

Glendale Bench

11/132019

2WD

Dry and dusty with plenty of washboards!

Paria Movie Set

11/4/2019

2WD,
2WD-HC

Washboards first 4 mi, then rutted and steep declines with drops. Sand last .2 mile, did not require 4WD

House Rock Valley

9/29/2019

2WD

From Hwy 89 to AZ state line: Dry. Washboards. Bumps, dips, and wobbles.

White House

11/13/2019

2WD-HC

Washboarded! Clearance recommended for second wash crossing!

 

Additional Information:

Hello everyone here is a current updated road report. Sorry for the delay, due to IT problems I have been unable to send out and update the road report. Because of extremely dry conditions all roads are very dusty with washboards and some sandy areas forming. Conditions could change by next week with forecasted moisture moving in? I will update the road report as needed.
Caution to drivers to be prepared if problems arise, with plenty of water and food if they have to spend extra time out there. Be safe out there!. For current updated road conditions and information contact your local friendly visitor center!

As always, PLAN AHEAD, BE PREPARED, AND BE SAFE!

Comment:
2WD: car w/ two wheel drive (Fahrzeug mit Zweiradantrieb)
4WD: car w/ four wheel drive (Fahrzeug mit Vierradantrieb)
HC: High Clearance (Hohe Bodenfreiheit)
 

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