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Hole In The Rock Road

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Address: Escalante, UT

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Most hikes and slot canyons off this road

Have driven multiple trips on this road and it is best taken in a high clearance vehicle if you go any farther than Devils Garden. This past trip we had a car and when we traveled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Have driven multiple trips on this road and it is best taken in a high clearance vehicle if you go any farther than Devils Garden. This past trip we had a car and when we traveled 43 miles from start of road we were really anxious about it. The fact is most of the trails to slot canyons are off... More 

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Seymour, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Truly a peek for many more trips.Devil's Garden, Harris Wash,and hoping to do slot canyons next time

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Hong Kong, China
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324 reviews 324 reviews
115 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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