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Address: Escalante, UT

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In dry weather a passable road. Otherwise consult park ranger.

I think Hole In The Rock Road is passable in dry weather for 2 wheel drive high clearance vehicles. We only drove the first 15 miles of this road on our way to Devil's Garden, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Rockford, Illinois
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Road becomes impassable in rain. 4 WD recommended beyond Dance Hall Rock, even in the dry. High clearance VERY helpful.

Thank Richard G
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is such a great road. Devil's garden was a great place to watch the sunrise. We loved it so much we came back the next day to see it again. Spooky gulch was great. We tried to see Sunset Arch and ended up wandering around the desert but we were not disappointed. All the views were pretty outstanding.

1 Thank jazzapostle
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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511 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I think Hole In The Rock Road is passable in dry weather for 2 wheel drive high clearance vehicles. We only drove the first 15 miles of this road on our way to Devil's Garden, so behind that I can't comment on the road. During our trip, I did see people driving ordinary cars. They were going slow. It's not... More 

2 Thank photoguywisconsin
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This road defines "washboard" and will be best for vehicles equipped for a rough road. It is OK for small autos if you drive slow and dont mind being dusteD by pickups and jeeps roaring by in defiance of conditions. Many attractions of natural features worth a lost hubcap or two.

2 Thank Tom W
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The views along the road are spectacular. Much of the road is covered in washboard and will shake a car to bits. The last 5 - 10 miles the road gets rough and a good high clearance SUV is recommended. At the end of the road is Lake Powell and well worth the climb down 800+ feet for a swim!

1 Thank 1466martin
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a long and windy road that takes about 90 minutes to complete , beautiful views but road is narrow and scary to drive.

1 Thank dehead1
Kennesaw, Georgia
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126 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Washboard all the way and many big dips. God bless the Toyota Camry rental for making it. Ideally a high vehicle (like big pick up truck or SUV) is ideal. Parked and walked last mile to trail as that road is even more messed up.

Thank CarolyninKennesaw
Auburn, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This might be a bit too washboard-y but the drive is worth it if you are into scenery, slot canyons, bouldering, silence, solitude (sometimes), and just jaw dropping stuff.

Thank w0rldmama
Leesburg, Florida
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hole in the Rock Road has many places to stop and hike, but if you go past 18 (not a mile marker, just one of the numbers that we did not understand) and are in a car, you may hit what the locals call "quicksand" and become stuck. Going to Devil's Garden is not a problem for cars and a... More 

Thank Caga3124
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The road itself was wide and not in bad shape, however there were stretches going south off of Route 12 that were pretty washboard-ie, if you get my drift. For some reason it was MUCH worse on the back 0 maybe the washboards lean a certain way? We have a Toyota Sequoia which was built on a Tundra pickup frame... More 

1 Thank zlsdad

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