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Hole In The Rock Road

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Address: Escalante, UT
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A Good Start Point

Yes the road is pretty washboarded out and there are some washes with pretty soft sand you have to cross, but it isn't a freeway. This is a great place to access trailheads for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
AmandaveTravels
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Yes the road is pretty washboarded out and there are some washes with pretty soft sand you have to cross, but it isn't a freeway. This is a great place to access trailheads for excellent slot canyons.

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Thank AmandaveTravels
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Too muddy for access after or during rain. The road can be impassable and your 4x4 can get stuck in the mud. A remote part of Utah.

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Smithfield, Utah
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This road is very washboardish. But most of the great hikes and exploration starts on this road. Its takes a long time to get to the end but well worth it. Make sure you have a good map.

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1 Thank Mglenn1214
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This road has a rough washboard surface. While we enjoyed Devil's Garden, we didn't get to Spooky Canyon because the road was so bad.

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Thank beth_potter
Washington, Utah
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This road is the main access point for many other activities, hiking, 4 wheel drive exploring, geologic formations, beautiful views, historical appreciation. Harris wash turn-off takes you to several slot canyons you can hike too. The road is rough in parts but passable. The hole in the rock road is lots of washboard until you get within 5 miles of... More 

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Thank mjfixit
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is the road for all of the slot canyons in the area, for a dirt road it's not too bad, good sign posts indicating the areas to explore.

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Thank Lynda856
Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I drive most of this road about 1x a year on average, sometimes more. Take it all the way to Hole in the Rock itself and be amazed. You'll look down that hole and be incredulous that any pioneer took a single wagon down the thing. Truly amazing stuff. Plenty of bucket list canyons and activities all up and down... More 

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Thank Uintasolitude
Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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1 Thank 60stevea
Farmington, UT
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75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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