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Not a difficult drive

My trip was in December, so the ground was frozen. Without ice, there were no difficulties. I saw a... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
The Road to many hikes

The Hole in the Rock rd it’s not in very bad shape, but the roads off of it are in bad shape and... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road itself it nothing spectacular. It's a very bumpy rock and gravel road with not a whole lot to see. The big perk of this road is the places it will take you to. It's worth going 15 miles per hour for an hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The reputation of this road is worse than the road but you still have to be smart. You'll need to go on this road if you want to see some of the best places and hikes in the area. Make sure you have good tires,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danny R
Reviewed December 7, 2018

My trip was in December, so the ground was frozen. Without ice, there were no difficulties. I saw a grader working to smooth down the washboard.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Climber10151950
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We attempted to drive the Hole-in-the-Rock road but turned around after about 10 miles as there had been a storm the previous week and the road was muddy with pools of water in places. Also, it wasn’t a very scenic drive compared to others in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TourerSussex
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The Hole in the Rock rd it’s not in very bad shape, but the roads off of it are in bad shape and requires a 4+4 cars.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Orienteer_bg
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We asked at the Visitors Center and they said the road was ok for conventional vehicles as long as you watched your clearance. We had a little Toyota Altima that took the gravel and bumps pretty well. We didn't speed and we didn't crawl and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chrys M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The Hole In The Rock Road is an amazing corridor into adventure and history. The stunning sandstone cliffs and remarkable vistas will take your breath away. The Mormon church pioneers blazed a trail through this inhospitable landscape and you can relive those steps all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RangerNate
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The road is amazingly Good and Bad. It is amazing that there is a road at all in this location. It is amazing how bad the road is with reference to the end, the closed you get to hole in the rock. I wouldn't let...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teton-River-man
Reviewed August 3, 2018

If you plan to drive this road all the way to the Hole in the Rock you need a 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance. The first part of the road can be traveled in a passenger car but then you hit a 20-yard stretch...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

OK - I get not every road needs to be paved, but this thing is hardly an "Improved Road" (topo map listing). And why is it 60' wide? Make a 15-20' wide road with pullouts and maintain it better. Didn't go to Hole in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kathleen P
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Utah801ski | Reviewed this property |
We were there the third week of May and it snowed the first day at higher elevation and then 70s within a few days. youth never know what you'll get and 'too hot' is kind of subjective but likely not over 90 unless... More