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If you love the desert, take this drive!

Whenever we are in Escalante, we drive Hole-in-the-Rock road for, at least, a short distance. There... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Caga3124
,
Leesburg, Florida
Road only

This road is not for the faint of heart-a Jeep or off road vehicle is a Must. Saying that I'm... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Drydocsrancher
,
Springfield, Illinois
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“wheel drive” (13 reviews)
“lake powell” (14 reviews)
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Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Whenever we are in Escalante, we drive Hole-in-the-Rock road for, at least, a short distance. There are many places to stop and wander or even take longer hikes. Make sure you have a map. You can get one and lots of information about road conditions...More

1  Thank Caga3124
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This road is not for the faint of heart-a Jeep or off road vehicle is a Must. Saying that I'm thrilled I went it's a beautiful place

Thank Drydocsrancher
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very long drive for very little reward. Last 10 miles took an hour in a 4x4 vehicle. We drove the entire length then drove back. Drive was not worth the resulting view. Would not recommend.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting drive but you must have an SUV. On the way back from the canyon, we ended up with a flat tire and had to change the in 109f temp.

Thank Jane V
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Had been planning this trip for a long time and finally went. Stayed at Bryce Canyon and drove to Escalante through some of the most beautiful land I have ever seen. Got to town and stayed on Highway 12 to the turn off. Well graded...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, a lot of really cool hikes are along this road. This road truly is horrible though. I do NOT recommend it for cars unless you're willing to drive VERY slow. If you have a high profile SUV, Truck, Jeep, something like this, you would...More

1  Thank Beth R
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This 62 mile unpaved, dirt, often wash boarded road, runs from Highway 12 in Escalante, all the way to Hole-in-the-Rock on the western shore of Lake Powell. If you intend to do hiking in Escalante, or visit some of the beautiful slot canyons of the...More

Thank maloney1969
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Well graded road to so many beautiful spots. Taking a car down this road is no problem at all. Some of the side roads may need higher clearance but we went 33 miles no issues

1  Thank ozzieamy
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We drove down the road in a Mazda. There were some tricky spots with large puddles or rough road but we were able to go around and reach the end of the road. Beautiful views of Lake Powell! Especially if you scramble up the rocks...More

Thank Utah801ski
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

You need to use this road to get to the hiking trails; you have no other choice. You and your vehicle will be bouncing around, creating a dust storm for others on the road. Sometimes, you will find a smooth spot on the road but...More

1  Thank Robert H
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Kathleen P
30 June 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
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