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Old 07-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #46
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Another update this morning due to the heavy rains:

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Cottonwood Rd. dried out a little on Fri/Sat only to become wet and impassable again on Sunday. Thanks for the updates Sue, Rick and others.



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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, July 23, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
7/7/2012
2WD
2WD to Capitol Reef boundary - conditions unknown beyond.
Notom-Bullfrog
6/19/2012
2WD
2WD most of the way.Some 4WD and mud--Per Capitol Reef Road Report 6/19.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
6/19/2012
2WD High Clearance
High Clearance 2WD at Bullfrog Creek crossing--per Capitol Reef Road Report 6/19.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
7/22/2012
2WD
Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
4/21/2012
2WD
None
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
7/17/2012
Impassable
Impassable on southern end due to heavy rains. Conditions north of the Kelly Grade unknown.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
5/9/2012
4WD High Clearance
Extremely rough. Not recommended.
Smoky Hollow
5/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some sandy areas
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
7/22/2012
Impassable
Road continues to be impassable due to heavy rains along the entire length of the road.
Skutumpah
7/22/2012
4WD
South end is graded, north end is rough
Glendale Bench
6/17/2012
2WD
Road in good shape
Paria Movie Set
7/21/2012
2WD
Rough 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond
House Rock Valley
7/21/2012
2WD High Clearance
Low clearance vehicles will have trouble at Buckskin crossing and other rough stretches
White House
7/21/2012
2WD
Extreme washboard. Second wash crossing rough for some passenger cars.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #47
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One more update, two today!

Conditions on the Cottonwood Rd. seem to be changing by the hour. You can experience everything form smooth-sailing 2WD conditions on the northern end, to deep 4WD stretches of sand through the mid-sections, to wet, slippery 4WD HC Tropic Shales on the southern end. There are also some dangerous shoulder nicks that are beginning to undercut the road in a few places. And it’ll all change tomorrow—or, this afternoon.
Thanks for the updates (Scott R. and others).
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #48
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, July 23, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
7/7/2012
2WD
2WD to Capitol Reef boundary - conditions unknown beyond.
Notom-Bullfrog
6/19/2012
2WD
2WD most of the way.Some 4WD and mud--Per Capitol Reef Road Report 6/19.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
6/19/2012
2WD High Clearance
High Clearance 2WD at Bullfrog Creek crossing--per Capitol Reef Road Report 6/19.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
7/22/2012
2WD
Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
4/21/2012
2WD
None
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
7/17/2012
Impassable
Impassable on southern end due to heavy rains. Conditions north of the Kelly Grade unknown.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
5/9/2012
4WD High Clearance
Extremely rough. Not recommended.
Smoky Hollow
5/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some sandy areas
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
7/23/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD, Impassable
From the north, 2WD HC to the Narrows TH. Some deep sand stretches beyond require 4WD. May be impassable on southern end near Hwy 89. Beware shoulder undercuts.
Skutumpah
7/22/2012
4WD
South end is graded, north end is rough
Glendale Bench
6/17/2012
2WD
Road in good shape
Paria Movie Set
7/21/2012
2WD
Rough 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond
House Rock Valley
7/21/2012
2WD High Clearance
Low clearance vehicles will have trouble at Buckskin crossing and other rough stretches
White House
7/21/2012
2WD
Extreme washboard. Second wash crossing rough for some passenger cars.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #49
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Sunday, July 29, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
7/24/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
2WD Boulder to Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD HC beyond (Capitol Reef Road Report of 7/24/12)
Notom-Bullfrog
7/24/2012
2WD
Per Capitol Reef Road Report of 7/24/12: some sandy sections, recently graded.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
6/19/2012
2WD High Clearance
High Clearance 2WD at Bullfrog Creek crossing--per Capitol Reef Road Report 6/19.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
7/22/2012
2WD
Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
4/21/2012
2WD
None
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
7/24/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
7/24/2012
2WD
2WD south of junction with Grand Bench Road. Extremely rough north of that point.
Smoky Hollow
5/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some sandy areas
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
7/26/2012
2WD
Watch for rocks on the road about 7 miles north of Hwy. 89.
Skutumpah
7/26/2012
2WD
None
Glendale Bench
7/26/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
7/21/2012
2WD
Rough 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond
House Rock Valley
7/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some wash crossings are giving standard clearance vehicles trouble.
White House
7/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Road construction along Hwy 89, from Paria River to Church Wells. Trucks using gravel pit off of Paria Contact Station road.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, August 09, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
8/6/2012
2WD
2WD east of GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary, per Capitol Reef road report of 8/6/12.
Notom-Bullfrog
8/6/2012
2WD High Clearance
HC 2WD, per Capitol Reef road report of 8/6/12.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
8/6/2012
2WD
2WD, per Capitol Reef road report of 8/6/12.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
8/2/2012
2WD High Clearance, Impassable
Flooding of several washes may have made the road impassable. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/1/2012
Impassable
Impassable on south at Wahweap crossing (flood). Impassable on north at Alvey Wash (flood).
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
7/24/2012
2WD
2WD south of junction with Grand Bench Road. Extremely rough north of that point.
Smoky Hollow
5/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some sandy areas
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
8/5/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Was rough HC2WD Hwy 89 to Lower Hackberry TH. Conditions north unknown. May be impassable due to rains/flooding. Road conditions changeable with rainstorms in area. Not recommended.
Skutumpah
8/1/2012
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Conditions unknown. Yellow Creek crossing flooded on 8/01. Not recommended.
Glendale Bench
7/26/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
8/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond.
House Rock Valley
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Still drying in some areas. Buckskin crossing is dry, HC 2WD.
White House
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash crossings require HC, shorter wheel-base.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #52
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Updated due to extensive thunderstorms in the areas in the last few days:

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
8/13/2012
2WD
2WD Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD and washboarded beyond. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Notom-Bullfrog
8/13/2012
4WD High Clearance
Muddy areas at wash crossings require HC 4WD. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
8/13/2012
2WD
HC 2WD. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
8/2/2012
2WD High Clearance, Impassable
Flooding of several washes may have made the road impassable. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/1/2012
Impassable
Impassable on south at Wahweap crossing (flood). Impassable on north at Alvey Wash (flood).
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
7/24/2012
2WD
2WD south of junction with Grand Bench Road. Extremely rough north of that point.
Smoky Hollow
5/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some sandy areas
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
8/11/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Rough HC2WD. Road hazards, undercuts, rockfall, 4WD helpful for section of deep sand. Could be impassable w rainstorms.
Skutumpah
8/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
A few rough rutted areas, potholes. Conditions may change with rainstorms
Glendale Bench
7/26/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
8/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough, bumpy 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond.
House Rock Valley
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Still drying in some areas. Buckskin crossing is dry, HC 2WD.
White House
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash crossings require HC, shorter wheel-base.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #53
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From the ranger:

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Cottonwood, Smoky Hollow, and Smoky Mtn. roads were all hit by big storms in the last couple of days, all 3 becoming impassable. They’ll need some drying time and the forecast doesn’t include a lot of that. I’ll keep you posted as I get further reports.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, August 20, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
8/18/2012
2WD
2WD Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD and washboarded beyond. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Notom-Bullfrog
8/18/2012
2WD
2WD. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
8/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
HC 2WD. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
8/15/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
Graded to Egypt Road jct. Washboard south of Egypt. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/20/2012
2WD High Clearance, Impassable
Impassable on southern end--flooding at Wahweap crossing. Northern end has been graded along Alvey Wash.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
7/24/2012
2WD
2WD south of junction with Grand Bench Road. Extremely rough north of that point.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
8/20/2012
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Road hazards, undercuts, rockfall. 4WD required for deep sandy stretch. Impassable on southern end from flooding.
Skutumpah
8/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Heavy rains 8/17 and 8/18 may have made road impassable. Flooding at Sheep Creek crossing.
Glendale Bench
8/12/2012
2WD
Road is in good condition, recent rain may have changed condition.
Paria Movie Set
8/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough, bumpy 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond.
House Rock Valley
8/15/2012
2WD High Clearance
High Clearance is important. Low clearance vehicles leaving parts of under carriage behind.
White House
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash crossings require HC, shorter wheel-base.


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Note that Cottonwood Road is CLOSED due to heavy rain, flooding, and flash flooding over the last few days...

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, August 27, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
8/24/2012
2WD
2WD Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD and washboarded beyond. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Notom-Bullfrog
8/24/2012
4WD High Clearance
HC 4WD Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
8/24/2012
Impassable
Impassable, per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
4/28/2012
2WD
Getting a little sandy in a spots, but in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
8/15/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
Graded to Egypt Road jct. Washboard south of Egypt. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/25/2012
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Wahweap Creek continues to flash-flood. Currently passable w/HC 4WD but conditions beyond are unknown--likely impassable. Nipple Creek road is washed out. Conditions along Alvey Wash on northern end unknown.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
7/24/2012
2WD
2WD south of junction with Grand Bench Road. Extremely rough north of that point.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
8/24/2012
Impassable
Closed by Kane Co. due to heavy storm damage. Culvert repairs needed.
Skutumpah
8/25/2012
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Storm damage is extensive at wash crossings and on grades. May be impassable.
Glendale Bench
8/12/2012
2WD
Road is in good condition, recent rain may have changed condition.
Paria Movie Set
8/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough, bumpy 2WD to picnic area, impassable beyond.
House Rock Valley
8/25/2012
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Road is impassable at the Buckskin crossing.
White House
8/7/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash crossings require HC, shorter wheel-base.
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No photos yet, but the Needles District is reporting some closures to backcountry roads, too: Colorado River Overlook Rd is impassable (standing water & debris), and Elephant Hill is 4WD only on access rd and unknown conditions beyond.
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Massive rain and flooding last night throughout the state so stay posted for the next updated. Cottonwood road also continues to remain closed..
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #58
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Thank you for these updates.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #59
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No problem!

From yesterday evening:



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Cottonwood Road is still closed as of this morning.
Hwy 12, from Boulder over the mountain to Capitol Reef, received some heavy rainfall yesterday. Capitol Reef’s unpaved roads were muddied-up. They’ll need drying time.
Chance of t-storms dropping to 20% daily through the week, but they’re still around as we move into September…
Let me know what you’re finding out there.

”Current conditions may not be reflected on the road report.” Check with your friendly neighborhood visitor center for the most current conditions.

“[Monument roads] exist by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” -Will Durant (paraphrased a bit)
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, September 03, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
9/3/2012
2WD
2WD, per Capitol Reef road report.
Notom-Bullfrog
9/3/2012
2WD High Clearance
Caution: slick muddy conditions. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
9/3/2012
4WD High Clearance
HC 4WD. Muddy banks at creek crossings. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
8/25/2012
4WD, Impassable
The crossing at 10 mile is impassable.
Hole in the Rock
9/2/2012
2WD High Clearance
Graded to Kane/Garfield Co line - washboard & ruts further south Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough from Big Water to Croton turnoff. Conditions north of there unkown. Alvey Wash is drivable south to Death Ridge Jct. Unknown beyond.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
8/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Moderately rough south of the Alstrom Point turnoff, but very rough between the Ahlstrom Point junction and the Grand Bench junction.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
9/1/2012
Impassable
Closed by Kane County - muddy mess. County repairing storm damage.
Skutumpah
9/2/2012
2WD High Clearance
Northern end is very rough and slow-going. High Clearance needed at numerous wash crossings
Glendale Bench
8/27/2012
2WD
Road was dry 2WD.
Paria Movie Set
9/1/2012
2WD High Clearance
HC2WD to picnic area, muddy and impassable beyond
House Rock Valley
9/1/2012
Impassable
Buckskin Wash flowing. Impassable deep road washout between Buckskin and Wire Pass TH.
White House
9/1/2012
2WD High Clearance
Dry & Passable
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #60
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9-11 update

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The Cottonwood Canyon Road is still CLOSED as of this morning—closure signs remain in place on both ends. All of southwest Utah, including Garfield and Kane Counties, is under a “Flash Flood Watch” through Tuesday evening, with apparently some heavy moisture coming our way. Gotta believe we’ll see some changes on those roads out there—let me know what you encounter. And be careful.

”Current conditions may not be reflected on the road report.” Check with your friendly neighborhood visitor center for the most current conditions.

“[Monument roads] exist by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” -Will Durant (paraphrased a bit)
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, September 10, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
9/8/2012
2WD
2WD, per Capitol Reef road report.
Notom-Bullfrog
9/8/2012
2WD High Clearance
HC 2WD, per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
9/8/2012
2WD High Clearance
Bullfrog Creek crossing is HC 2WD, per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Nice to have some clearance for a few rough areas.
Cedar Wash
8/25/2012
4WD, Impassable
The crossing at 10 mile is impassable.
Hole in the Rock
9/2/2012
2WD High Clearance
Graded to Kane/Garfield Co line - washboard & ruts further south Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
7/18/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC 2WD. 4WD needed to access some campsites.
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
7/31/2012
2WD
Washboarded.
Posey Lake to Loa
5/17/2012
2WD
Dry and Clear
Whites Flat (FR #142)
4/27/2012
2WD
None
Griffin Top
6/1/2012
2WD
Dry and passable
North Creek (FR #149)
5/18/2012
2WD
Open and passable.
Main Canyon
7/29/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
8/30/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough from Big Water to Croton turnoff. Conditions north of there unknown. Alvey Wash is drivable south to the Collet Top turnoff-south of there unknown.
Left Hand Collet
6/26/2012
4WD High Clearance
Rough but passable.
Croton
8/27/2012
2WD High Clearance
Moderately rough south of the Alstrom Point turnoff, but very rough between the Ahlstrom Point junction and the Grand Bench junction.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
9/1/2012
Impassable
Closed by Kane County - storm damage being repaired in several areas.
Skutumpah
9/2/2012
2WD High Clearance
Northern end is very rough and slow-going. High Clearance needed at numerous wash crossings
Glendale Bench
8/27/2012
2WD
Road was dry 2WD.
Paria Movie Set
9/1/2012
2WD High Clearance
HC2WD to picnic area, muddy and impassable beyond
House Rock Valley
9/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Graded from Hwy 89 to the UT/AZ line. High Clearance recommended south of there.
White House
9/1/2012
2WD High Clearance
Dry & Passable

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