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Old 09-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #61
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Note that almost all roads in the area have been marked as impassable

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Big storm—we received 1.3” of rain in 24 hrs. at the Cannonville VC, with similar totals elsewhere across the Monument. All unpaved roads are currently difficult or impassable and definitely NOT RECOMMENDED. The Cottonwood Road remains CLOSED.

Today’s forecast is for more rain, potentially heavy. Might be a day or two before updated conditions start to come in.



”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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Old 09-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #62
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A few updates after the big storm are starting to trickle in…

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

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, September 13, 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 9/12/2012 2WD, Impassable 2WD from Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. Lower Burr Trail impassable within Capitol Reef NP (per Capitol Reef road report)
Notom-Bullfrog 9/12/2012 4WD High Clearance Slick, muddy stretches. Conditions south of campground unknown. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina 9/12/2012 Impassable Impassable at Bullfrog Creek. Per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop 9/4/2012 2WD High Clearance, 4WD Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash 9/3/2012 2WD High Clearance Sandy
Hole in the Rock 9/13/2012 2WD High Clearance A few muddy wash crossings still drying out. 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 9/12/2012 4WD High Clearance, Impassable Most likely impassable due to rains of 9/10, 9/11. Not recommended.
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 9/12/2012 Impassable Closed by Kane County - damaged areas being repaired.
Skutumpah 9/12/2012 4WD High Clearance, Impassable May be impassable due to heavy rains of 9/10, 9/11. Not recommended.
Glendale Bench 9/12/2012 4WD, Impassable Conditions unknown. May be impassable due to rains of 9/10, 9/11.
Paria Movie Set 9/1/2012 2WD High Clearance HC2WD to picnic area, muddy and impassable beyond
House Rock Valley 9/13/2012 2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance HC 4WD is needed at the crossing of Buckskin.
White House 9/5/2012 2WD High Clearance Dry & Passable
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #63
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Cottonwood still closed, some areas getting a little better just 1 week out from the big rains

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Cottonwood Canyon Rd. is still closed as of Thursday 9/20.
Thanks for all the updates that are coming in.

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

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, September 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
9/17/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
2WD from Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD HC east of there (per Capitol Reef road report).
Notom-Bullfrog
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Per Capitol Reef road report.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Per Capitol Reef road report.
Wolverine Loop
9/4/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
A few muddy wash crossings still drying out. 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
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Left Hand Collet
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Rough but passable. 4WD helpful in a few spots.
Croton
9/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
2WD to Ahlstrom Point turnoff, and 2WD high clearance north of there. Extremely rough north of Grand Bench turnoff.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
9/20/2012
Impassable
Closed by Kane County - damaged areas being repaired.
Skutumpah
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Numerous rough stretches. County grader working on northern end.
Glendale Bench
9/17/2012
2WD
2WD, some washboard.
Paria Movie Set
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough bumpy 2WD to picnic area - HC2WD beyond. HC4WD at end.
House Rock Valley
9/20/2012
2WD
2WD from Hwy 89 south to 89A, including Buckskin crossing.
White House
9/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Dry & Passable

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #64
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Thanks for the updates

Have a group ride (mostly big bikes) planned for this Fri-Sun through the area. Tentaive route is Smokey Mountain to Escalante, then next day Hells backbone and Burr trail to Bullfrog and across Powell. Alternative route was House Rock to Cottonwood to Escalante... Hoping things stay dry but looks like isolated thunderstorms so it may be a last minute decision...
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #65
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Great to hear.. Smokey Mountain to Escalante in particular will be awesome. We were down about an hour north all of last weekend and the rain damage is staggering and spectacular. You guys will ahve a blast..

Here is the latest report. Cottonwood Road is back Open.


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Wednesday, September 26, 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
9/26/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
2WD from Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD HC east of there (per Capitol Reef road report).
Notom-Bullfrog
9/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash flowing across road has deposited soft clays (Per Capitol Reef road report).
Road to Bullfrog Marina
9/26/2012
2WD
Bullfrog Creek crossing is 2WD (per Capitol Reef road report)
Wolverine Loop
9/4/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
9/23/2012
2WD High Clearance
Washboarding; Sand pits forming south of Egypt Rd - may require HC2WD. 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
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Left Hand Collet
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Rough but passable. 4WD helpful in a few spots.
Croton
9/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
2WD to Ahlstrom Point turnoff, and 2WD high clearance north of there. Extremely rough north of Grand Bench turnoff.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
9/25/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
Repairs completed, road being graded, CLOSURE signs should be coming down.
Skutumpah
9/22/2012
2WD High Clearance
Numerous rough stretches, washboards.
Glendale Bench
9/17/2012
2WD
2WD, some washboard.
Paria Movie Set
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough bumpy 2WD to picnic area - HC2WD beyond. HC4WD at end.
House Rock Valley
9/25/2012
2WD
2WD from Hwy 89 south to 89A, including Buckskin crossing.
White House
9/5/2012
2WD High Clearance
Dry & Passable

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #66
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Tread Lightly open house. If anyone is interested in attending let me know.

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Enjoy appetizers and drinks and learn more about Tread Lightly!'s programs and resources dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation in Utah and on a national level.


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Old 09-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #67
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Cottonwood road is back open and signs are pulled at both sides..

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, September 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
9/26/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
2WD from Boulder to GSENM/Capitol Reef boundary. 2WD HC east of there (per Capitol Reef road report).
Notom-Bullfrog
9/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wash flowing across road has deposited soft clays (Per Capitol Reef road report).
Road to Bullfrog Marina
9/26/2012
2WD
Bullfrog Creek crossing is 2WD (per Capitol Reef road report)
Wolverine Loop
9/4/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
9/25/2012
2WD
Washboard to Dry Fork, unknown beyond Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
9/24/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC2WD mostly, then HC4WD required on South Spencer Flat
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
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Left Hand Collet
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Rough but passable. 4WD helpful in a few spots.
Croton
9/18/2012
2WD High Clearance
Extremely rough north of Grand Bench turnoff.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
9/25/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance
Road re-opened on 9/25/12.
Skutumpah
9/24/2012
2WD High Clearance
Some rough areas and surprise potholes. Washboards on the west end.
Glendale Bench
9/17/2012
2WD
2WD, some washboard.
Paria Movie Set
9/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough bumpy 2WD to picnic area - HC2WD beyond. HC4WD at end.
House Rock Valley
9/25/2012
2WD
Some road repair work between Hwy 89 and stateline.
White House
9/26/2012
2WD
None

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #68
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #69
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I have very little in the way of updated conditions since the Fri/Sat rains—a few visitor reports of the Cottonwood Road (passenger cars getting stuck in Dry Valley Wash as of 4 PM 10/14), Merle’s description of the Wahweap crossing out of Big Water, Capitol Reef road updates.
So…let me know what you’re finding out there and I’ll send out another Road Report as the info comes in. THANKS!

”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)

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #70
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Monday, October 15, 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
10/15/2012
2WD
per Capitol Reef road report
Notom-Bullfrog
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC 2WD to Swapp Canyon, then HC 4WD. Per Capitol Reef road report
Road to Bullfrog Marina
10/15/2012
Impassable
Impassable at Bullfrog Creek crossing (Capitol Reef road report)
Wolverine Loop
9/4/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
10/5/2012
2WD
Road is washboarded in places but in good shape. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
9/24/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC2WD mostly, then HC4WD required on South Spencer Flat
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
10/14/2012
2WD High Clearance
Wahweap crossing is HC 2WD out of Big Water--north of there unknown.
Left Hand Collet
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Rough but passable. 4WD helpful in a few spots.
Croton
10/3/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough north of the turnoff to Alstrom Point.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
10/14/2012
2WD High Clearance
Stretches of deep, drying ruts. Passenger cars getting stuck in Dry Valley Wash.
Skutumpah
10/14/2012
2WD High Clearance
Conditions unknown after recent rains.
Glendale Bench
10/2/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
10/14/2012
2WD
Washboard bumpy 2WD to picnic area, 4Wd beyond.
House Rock Valley
10/7/2012
2WD
A little rough and bumpy in places
White House
10/13/2012
2WD
Rough moderate clearance wash crossing, otherwise 2WD
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Another update since the rain,..

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Updates for Skutumpah, Left Hand Collet, Smoky Mtn. road south from Collet Top to Big Water.
Thanks to all for the incoming updates.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Tuesday, October 16, 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
10/15/2012
2WD
per Capitol Reef road report
Notom-Bullfrog
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC 2WD to Swapp Canyon, then HC 4WD. Per Capitol Reef road report
Road to Bullfrog Marina
10/15/2012
Impassable
Impassable at Bullfrog Creek crossing (Capitol Reef road report)
Wolverine Loop
9/4/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Loose sand and partial road washout at Horse Canyon
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
10/5/2012
2WD
Road is washboarded in places but in good shape. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
9/24/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC2WD mostly, then HC4WD required on South Spencer Flat
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
10/15/2012
4WD High Clearance
Several mud holes require HC 4WD and extra caution.
Left Hand Collet
10/14/2012
4WD High Clearance
Mud holes require 4WD HC.
Croton
10/3/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough north of the turnoff to Alstrom Point.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance
Stretches of deep, drying ruts. Passenger cars getting stuck in Dry Valley Wash.
Skutumpah
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance
Muddy, rutted grades on northern end.
Glendale Bench
10/2/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
10/14/2012
2WD
Washboard bumpy 2WD to picnic area, 4Wd beyond.
House Rock Valley
10/7/2012
2WD
A little rough and bumpy in places
White House
10/13/2012
2WD
Rough moderate clearance wash crossing, otherwise 2WD

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #72
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As you can tell from previous reports there have been heavy rains throuough the central and southern Utah desert areas that have caused massive damage. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see the costs in the hundreds of millions particularly to the dirt roads that are washed out so easily.

Kurt Williams (Cruiser Outfit) reports from this weekend an instance:

the San Rafael River crossing at Fuller Bottom is rough, impassible as of this last weekend and its likely going to need some time dry out. The recent rains washed out a ~3' deep silt/mud hole right in front of the south river exit. We tried to get a few rigs through and ended winching both. A quad tried the older crossing to the west and our group ended winching them back too.



Upcoming report coming shortly. we are also trying to get a San Rafael Swell Road Report going. We did a trip through the San Rafael Swell anout a month ago and the damage then was staggering. Here are photos.

This was a road, drainage went to the left and washed it out:


ATV track that was washed out:


Flashflooding damage in a sandy river bed that was formerly an ATV track:
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #73
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Updated with new information from the rains

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Tuesday, October 16, 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
10/15/2012
2WD
per Capitol Reef road report
Notom-Bullfrog
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC 2WD to Swapp Canyon, then HC 4WD. Per Capitol Reef road report
Road to Bullfrog Marina
10/15/2012
Impassable
Impassable at Bullfrog Creek crossing (Capitol Reef road report)
Wolverine Loop
10/14/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Mud & cut banks from flooding in Horse Canyon Wash.
Cedar Wash
9/13/2012
2WD High Clearance
County has cleaned out the the crossig at ten mile road is in good condition.
Hole in the Rock
10/5/2012
2WD
Road is washboarded in places but in good shape. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
9/24/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC2WD mostly, then HC4WD required on South Spencer Flat
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
10/15/2012
4WD High Clearance
Several mud holes require HC 4WD and extra caution.
Left Hand Collet
10/14/2012
4WD High Clearance
Mud holes require 4WD HC.
Croton
10/3/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough north of the turnoff to Alstrom Point.
Smoky Hollow
8/20/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to damage from flash flooding.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance
Stretches of deep, drying ruts. Passenger cars getting stuck in Dry Valley Wash.
Skutumpah
10/15/2012
2WD High Clearance
Muddy, rutted grades on northern end.
Glendale Bench
10/2/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
10/16/2012
2WD
Washboard bumpy 2WD to picnic area, 4Wd beyond.
House Rock Valley
10/16/2012
2WD
Rough but passable to 2WD vehicles using caution.
White House
10/13/2012
2WD
Rough moderate clearance wash crossing, otherwise 2WD

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Kane County is temporarily closing Cottonwood Canyon Road, K7000 from October 29 thru December 8 for repairs to damage caused from extremely wet spring runoff. Closure includes from Highway 89 to Grosvenor’s Arch Junction on the north. This closure will allow the contractor sufficient time to complete the repair without traffic concerns. For further information please call Kane County GIS at 435-644-4968.

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Friday, October 26, 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
10/17/2012
2WD
per Capitol Reef Road Report
Notom-Bullfrog
10/17/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
HC 2WD from Hwy 24 to Swapp Mesa drainage, then difficult HC 4WD through cutbanks and washout. Not recommeded (per Capitol Reef Road Report)
Road to Bullfrog Marina
10/17/2012
Impassable
Impassable at Bullfrog Creek (per Capitol Reef Road Report)
Wolverine Loop
10/14/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
Mud & cut banks from flooding in Horse Canyon Wash.
Cedar Wash
10/17/2012
4WD
Crossing at 10 mile deep and muddy.
Hole in the Rock
10/13/2012
2WD, 2WD High Clearance, 4WD High Clearance
Washboard. 2WD to Devils Garden. HC 2WD beyond. Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
10/17/2012
2WD High Clearance, 4WD
HC-2WD, Deep sand on South Spencer Flat requires 4WD
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
10/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Construction at the Hells Backbone Bridge, it is passable but there are detours in place. Washboarded in areas.
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
10/15/2012
4WD High Clearance
Several mud holes require HC 4WD and extra caution.
Left Hand Collet
10/14/2012
4WD High Clearance
Mud holes require 4WD HC.
Croton
10/3/2012
2WD High Clearance
Rough north of the turnoff to Alstrom Point.
Smoky Hollow
10/17/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
10/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
Kane County is temporarily closing the Cottonwood Rd from Oct 29 thru Dec 8 for repairs. Will be closed from Hwy 89 to Grosvenors Arch Jct.
Skutumpah
10/24/2012
2WD
None
Glendale Bench
10/2/2012
2WD
None
Paria Movie Set
10/16/2012
2WD
Washboard bumpy 2WD to picnic area, 4Wd beyond.
House Rock Valley
10/16/2012
2WD
Rough but passable to 2WD vehicles using caution.
White House
10/13/2012
2WD
Rough moderate clearance wash crossing, otherwise 2WD


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