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Hole In The Rock Road

Escalante, UT
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives
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Preston, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We underestimated the state of this road so stopped for a picnic after about half an hour and then turned back. If you have the right vehical and are going to one of the trails etc then fine but it is not the road for a gentle afternoon drive!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The HITRR is one of the main arteries into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and provides access to many of the area's stunning canyons. Conditions on the road are variable - check in with the Interagency Office in Escalante (or BLM office in Cannonville) for most up to date conditions. Generally most cars should make it to about the 40... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Hole in the Rock Road leaves State Highway12 about 5 miles east of Escalante and heads south for 55 miles until ends at the cliffs above Glen Canyon, which is now part of Lake Powel The road is worth doing just for the drive, but most people use it as a way of accessing the trailheads of the many... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Take the Hole in the rock road to the slots and other areas. It is solid washboard so have a good vehicle. 4 people got flats.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great road and destinations for this area. We took this road in Jeeps and aired down the tires for a smoother ride over the rocks and washboard surface. The dust can be thick, and the cow pies a hazard, and the reviews mentioning flat tires should be heeded! You don't want to be sitting beside the road with two flat... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
57 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The road takes you to many of the must-see locales in Grand Staircase Escalante. The condition varies from smooth rock to teeth rattling washboard sand. That being said, there were few potholes and it was generally in very good condition. Take it easy around the curves and hills, as the washboarding can cause a loss of traction.

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Long dusty road, cautious travel as it is all wash boards ATV no problem traveling Truck slow and rough due to wash boards

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Murray, Utah
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There are many many many great locations along this road. While I think it should not be paved, it gets so much traffic that it should be graded more often. It has lots of washboard sections, actually most of the road.

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Kipling. SK
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Well, if you have a sturdy vehicle with good suspension and moderately high clearance, then you could spend days if not weeks exploring the Escalante Canyons. With the limited knowledge on the GSENM that I have, I believe this is one of the best dirt access roads for the Monument. Halfway down HITR road, you pass into Glen Canyon Rec... More

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Villach, Austria
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you want to come to all the Slot Canyons and Arches in this area you must travel this dirt road. We had a flat tire after 10 Miles in 2010 and this year after 8 miles. They grade it after rain washes and then there are a lot of iron parts that you cant see in the sand. When... More

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