Hole in the Rock Road
A surprise waits for you inside the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument off of Highway 12. Hole in the Rock road is a 55 mile dirt road (washboard) that travels south from Highway 12 and has some spectacular sites along the various branches along the way. Hole in the Rock located at the end of the road, is a crevice that was widened by the Mormon San Juan Expedition to allow 83 full size wagons and 1000 head of livestock to be lowered by rope down to the area now covered by Lake Powell.
Almost 40 miles of the road is traversable by ordinary vehicles (call BLM to make sure!) during spring, summer and fall, but thereafter is riddled with a number of washes, the last of which often needs a 4x4 vehicle, though it is only a few miles from the Hole in the Rock parking site. Again, contact the BLM for road conditions and warnings.
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