Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Strassenzustandsbericht - GSENM

Thursday, June 2, 2022

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

5/25/2022

2WD

None.

Notom-Bullfrog

5/29/2022

2WD

2WD and washboarded! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Road to Bullfrog Marina

5/29/2022

2WD

2WD conditions! Per Capitol Reef NPS report.

Wolverine Loop

5/23/2022

2WD-HC

Sandy on the westside but passable rough in places.

Cedar Wash

5/23/2022

2WD-HC

Road is dry and a few sandy patches.

Hole in the Rock

5/29/2022

2WD-HC

HEAVY washboard and deep pitting- not advised for low clearance vehicles. Recommend 4WD-HC for last 7 miles.

Spencer Flat

5/26/2022

2WD-HC

Sandy, gravelly.

 

Roads to the North

Hells Backbone

6/2/2022

2WD

2WD and washboarded!

Posey Lake to Loa

6/2/2022

2WD-HC

2WD-HC with segments of washboards!

Whites Flat (FR #142)

6/2/2022

2WD-HC

Passable with washboards!

Griffin Top

6/2/2022

2WD-HC

Passable!

North Creek (FR #149)

6/2/2022

2WD-HC

Dry, Dusty, and washboarded!

Main Canyon

6/2/2022

2WD

2WD Segments of washboards!

 

Roads to the Central Areas

Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash

5/15/2021

2WD-HC, 4WD

North end of Smoky Mountain road is 2WD HC.

Left Hand Collet

6/1/2022

4WD-HC

4WD-HC recommended! Rough conditions!

Croton

6/2/2022

4WD-HC

Dry and dusty! Extremely rough in sections!

Smoky Hollow

4/26/2022

2WD-HC

Sandy in spots.

 

Roads to the West

Cottonwood

5/31/2022

2WD

Dusty, with some washboard.

Skutumpah

5/31/2022

4WD

Sandy areas on north end before Willis Creek. 4WD or AWD NEEDED! Sandy patches south!

Glendale Bench

5/3/2021

2WD

Dusty, in spots.

Paria Movie Set

6/2/2022

2WD

Dry and dusty with segments of washboards!

House Rock Valley

5/27/2022

2WD

Extremely ROUGH conditions to Wire Pass TH! Washboards beyond!

White House

5/26/2022

2WD

Dusty with washboards!

 

Additional Information:

Hi everyone here is a current updated road report.  We have extremely dry conditions making the dirt roads very dusty as well as rough and washboarded! Some roads need 4WD to some popular hiking areas such as Willis Creek on the Skutumpah road! Deep sand has developed on the first steep hill on the north end...requiring 4WD or AWD! Deep sand is becoming a problem on some roads in the Monument.

Where possible always check with you local visitor center for updated road conditions! Always carry extra water and snacks as well as fuel in case problems arise!

Be careful out there!

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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