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Smokey Mountain Road

Escalante, UT
+1 435-675-3200
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Amazing and Wild Place

Smokey Mountain Road is traverses though varied and spectacular landscapes for approximately 75... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Louisville, Colorado
Great house and wonderful hosts.

We loved the beautiful setting and the owners were great. The house was well equipped and close to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Boulder City, Nevada
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Escalante, UT
+1 435-675-3200
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Smokey Mountain Road is traverses though varied and spectacular landscapes for approximately 75 miles from the town of Escalante to Big Water. Although some have said that the road is hard to follow, we did not find this to be the case. Although some have...More

1  Thank 817Rob
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We loved the beautiful setting and the owners were great. The house was well equipped and close to town. Ricki was helpful in suggesting hiking trails. A great vacation.

Thank janetnv
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.

Thank SN2GO2
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...More

1  Thank Caga3124
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...More

5  Thank Joe L
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...More

3  Thank freebajaAZ
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...More

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...More

2  Thank Caga3124
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...More

1  Thank Mike S
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...More

2  Thank GalleryEscalante
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