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Hole In The Rock Road

Escalante, UT
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives
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Deer Lodge, Montana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 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
224 helpful votes 224 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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38 attraction reviews
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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