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Hole In The Rock Road

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A bit rough, but absolutely beautiful vistas

Be sure to check in at the visitors' center in Escalante and get the road conditions before heading out. Parts of the road are bumpy and 'washboardy' but you should be fine as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I travel this road frequently. Usually it is fine, if you don't mind washboards and the occasional bump. The road itself isn't the attraction though, it's all the wonderful places to stop and hike along the way, including a number of great slot canyons, the rock formations at Devil's Garden, a large concentration of dinosaur tracks, the fantastic Coyote Gulch,... More 

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Farmington, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fabulous dirt road all the way to Lake Powell, make sure you have water and a shovel in case you are stuck out there. The last mile is a boulder crawl, 4 wheel drive only or walk.

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Vevay, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were warned that we might not want to take our honda civic down this road....they were right, ha. Very rough in places. Completely passable but shook us a bunch. Will rent a jeep next visit ...or maybe buy one since we like to adventure!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Be sure to check in at the visitors' center in Escalante and get the road conditions before heading out. Parts of the road are bumpy and 'washboardy' but you should be fine as long as it hasn't rained recently (4wd should be fine even if it is a bit muddy). There are some absolutely beautiful views along the road. We... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Check road conditions before proceeding, for sure, at the visitor's center in Escalante. As others have said, the road is graded dirt and passable with a 2-wheel drive until the final six or seven miles leading up to Hole in the Rock. Washboard makes for rough stretches. We found that taking it faster is better than slower, although still rough.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took this road to get to Devil's Garden. Wish we could have visited the other sites near this road. We were in a small car and couldn't drive too fast on this unpaved road. We plan to come back and rent a four wheel drive auto so we can see more. We loved the gardens....

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Really rough terrain for all 26 miles we travelled to Peekaboo Gulch, but as others have said it is a necessary evil to get to some amazing places! You will need to have a suitable car or else you could be in trouble.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The road is rough, rough, rough, but if you can make it there are great pictures to be taken up and down this bumpy hillbilly highway. Devil's Garden was great, the area around the slots was beautiful. Bring a tripod and a long lens if you go all the way to chimney rock, it is way in the distance from... More 

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great scenery, but the road is a necessary evil to get where you are going. Expect to drive 15-30mph depending on the stretch you are on. Your vehicle may have a few more squeaks and rattles than before.

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It holds some of the greatest treasures in So. UT but that road can drive me insane. Good luck ever driving to the end of it!!! If you can you are a better man than me.

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