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Good scenery

Good drive. Do not make this drive without good suspension and tires Good scenery, rock formations... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
DrKevinG24
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Layton, Utah
This road will beat you to death

This road is very bumpy. I drove down it slow and it still rattled the fillings out of my teeth... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Mark D
,
Houston, Texas
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“wheel drive” (13 reviews)
“lake powell” (13 reviews)
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Escalante, UT
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Good drive. Do not make this drive without good suspension and tires Good scenery, rock formations and wildlife.

Thank DrKevinG24
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This road is very bumpy. I drove down it slow and it still rattled the fillings out of my teeth! lol It is a long dirt road with many great unmarked hiking trails. I used Google maps to find the Zebra Slot Canyon Trail and...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

So we live in rural NH, on a dirt road. I thought it can't be THAT bad. It is worse than THAT bad. BUT.....it's worth it! So many amazing hikes leave from this road so it can't be missed. We were in a passenger car...More

Thank IrishGirlinConcord
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Canyons of Escalante are almost all accessed via this road. It's completely washboarded, and not graded with any regularity (I think I read it gets graded twice a year?) But, if you plan accordingly, it's not a huge deal. Real by blogs at accidentaladventuress.com for...More

Thank Csu R
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A great detour off this road for 8 miles will take you to almost to Harris Wash (in a 2wd) from where you can do a 2 mile hike to the start of Red Breaks Canyon. This is a slot canyon that runs for several...More

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Hole in the Rock Road (HITR) is a long, rough, dusty dirt road that is about 60 miles long. It starts off Hwy 12 east of Escalante, UT., and ends at an overlook of Lake Powell. There are numerous sites to see, exciting hikes...More

Thank Gleason L
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had planned on doing this road in 2016 but it was raining the day we came into Escalante. So it was on our list in 2017. We rented a 4x4 from High Adventures in downtown Escalante and they set us straight! Their "advice"... 1....More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This road is not too be taken lightly. I would not take a car on it and was glad we had an SUV. There is one spot that is very thick sand, so approach with care! We were told that the last 5 miles of...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I read many reviews to make sure I knew what to expect in our way to Dry Fork. The road was much worse than what I had expected - it took us 2 hours (one way) to drive the 26 miles to Dry Fork Trailhead....More

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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

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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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