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Address: Escalante, UT
Phone Number: +1 435-675-3200
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This was the last road in our route on an ATV. The road was recently manicured for the most part and that made it a scenic ride into downtown Escalante.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the last road in our route on an ATV. The road was recently manicured for the most part and that made it a scenic ride into downtown Escalante.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

There is an entrance right in Escalante for this drive. It does go all the way to Big Water, but since we have driven in from the other entrance, we chose to take this new way in (for us) and see what the other end had to offer. We probably drove about 20 miles, making several stops to wander, before... More 

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

So yesterday 7-22-2016 we decided to take my Daughter and her young child my Grandson on a "cool adventure" up to Bryce Canyon NP from our home in Page, AZ. Oh lets go up Smoky Mountain road it will be really scenic I said! The weather is fantastic and no worries. So off we set early in the morning. Up... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Be prepared - very prepared! The road going up the southern end of the plateau snakes up a steep clay cliff. On top you'll soon be rewarded with a side road #332 that goes to the main road's fascinating namesake, smoking seams of coal splitting the ground right open with curling, acrid odors. After that there is approximately 80 miles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

In 1992 my wife and unborn daughter found a small unmarked, entry to what our map showed a survivor a short cut to Big Water UT. Where a good friend was living at the time. He was in poor health an I was determined to make one last visit before he died. What follows is a true acount. The entrance... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Our first time here was short, se we returned on another trip so we could drive farther, Cars are fine if it has not been raining.The road is not crowded so you can stop for pictures without problems. Much of the road is flat, though there are a few climbs with switchbacks.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a very long, dusty, and rough road but the views will make it worthwhile. Not recommended to travel alone and carry lots of water in case of breakdown. Be prepared as there isn't much ttraffic on this road and you may not see another vehicle for the entire length of the road. This road takes you from Escalante... More 

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Escalante, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Smokey Mountain Road is an unimproved and little maintained road from Escalante to Big Water. You'll need high-clearance 4wd in a couple of sections - otherwise a standard auto could get through. Just don't try it when it's wet - there are two sections of the road that puddle and become impassable with quicksand. Tows are very expensive so don't... More 

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Boulder, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

This is a mostly rough and sometimes washboard road. Unless there has been a complete drought in the winter, I suggest you stay off of it then. it can also wash out badly and leave you stranded if heavy rain, with no good place to turn around. I'd give it a pass - the scenery is better from the highway... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

We have been on this road a number of times but have not seen it in about 4 years. The road runs from Escalante and will get you south to near Big Water, which is near Page. Check with the interagency visitor center in Escalante to be sure the road is open. This is just my opinion, I am no... More 

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