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Hole In The Rock Road

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Address: Escalante, UT

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Sometimes rough, but worth it

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... read more

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

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
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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We only traveled in to the slot canyons at about mile 26. It is indeed a washboard road. At the visitor center we said we'd heard the road was a slow 10-15 per mile road and that it was a 50-60 per mile road and the ranger said, "yep! It is whatever you make it". It definitely is that. We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Headed down washboard, dust road to get to slot canyons to hike peek boo and spooky slot canyons. You should have a good car made for off road if possible. Adhere to ranger warnings regarding conditions such as flash.flood can occur rapidly. There is no satellite or WiFi in the area. This is wilderness, take precaution.

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Sumpter, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Check with the locals to see if the road is passable in your vehicle. We went in our Ford Sport Trac and it was fine, but that can and does change in the blink of a rain storm

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were told that the road was washboard. So, we started to drive to the slot canyons about 26 miles down the road and then planned to visit Devil's Garden on the way back. However, after only a few miles at 10-15 mph due to the serious washboard, we continued to Devil's Garden because we wanted to salvage at least... More 

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Address: Escalante, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante

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