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Hole In The Rock Road

Escalante, UT
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives
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Port Orchard, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's really not as bad of a road as we were initially led to believe. Many people take their vehicle down it. The road is actually pretty well maintained, with only a few areas that you need to take it slow. It offers numerous great stops along the way, and totally worth the drive.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I would never go to the end of the road again....the site at the end of the road is simply not worth the effort you have to put into the drive. It's long and it's gruelling and you better have lots of water - or better yet cold beer to pass the boredom. I think the road is passable in... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Get a map from the visitors center in town! We went down to Dance Hall Rock, about 14 from end. There are some great hikes off this road, but be sure your 4 wheel drive has good clearance. There are a lot of off-shoots, so know where you are going! It was very wash-board on some stretches so get ready... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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37 helpful votes 37 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
61 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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