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Hole In The Rock Road

Escalante, UT
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Hong Kong, China
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310 reviews 310 reviews
113 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The only way into many of the attractions of the Escalante area, it didn't look too bad but we were quickly proved wrong. Our Ford can (small campervan) shaked, rattled and slowly came apart - the door unhinged! You really need a 4WD. We met another couple who did it one of those tiny Fiat's and they were as exhausted... More

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Upland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Be sure to stop by the Visitor's Center on your way in town and get the hiking trail maps for where you want to go. They will help with recommendations. Be sure to see the narrows and the Devil Gardens.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our ATV rental was definitely the way to explore this area. It got us quickly and easily (washed out roads no problem!) to all the great sights. Fun road to great hiking trails.

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Roy, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Road can be navigated by a passenger vehicle. But the more ground clearance the better. Keep your speed moderate, and enjoy the view this great county provides.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take a Utv or rent one and enjoy a wonderful back country experience. Miles of trails and incredible views with no crowds.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Pay attention for the access point off Highway 12--it comes up rather suddenly. We saw a few not very helpful signs at the the start and then away we went (being thankful I had printed some basic directions to Spooky Gulch before we left home). The road is pretty darn good. We were in a Santa Fe Sport with nice... More

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Syracuse, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

...the Dry Fork Gulch and slot canyons it leads to are what makes it worthwhile. We travelled in a BMW M3 and parked at the first parking area on Dry Fork Road (just off Hole In The Rock Road) to avoid the last mile, which is rougher.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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kitchener
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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